foaming vs foamy what difference

what is difference between foaming and foamy

English

Verb

foaming

  1. present participle of foam

Noun

foaming (plural foamings)

  1. A process that forms foam.
    • 1946, Stanford University. Dept. of Chemistry, Contributions (volume 17, page 1599)
      After three foamings, a steady state is reached.


English

Etymology

From Middle English fomy, from Old English fāmiġ, fǣmiġ (frothy, foamy), equivalent to foam +‎ -y.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /fəʊmi/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /foʊmi/
  • Rhymes: -əʊmi

Adjective

foamy (comparative foamier, superlative foamiest)

  1. Full of foam.
    He jumped overboard into the foamy waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
    • 1715–1720, Alexander Pope, The Iliad
      Tlepolemus, the sun of Hercules, / Led nine swift vessels through the foamy seas
    • 1831, William Wordsworth, Yarrow Revisited.
      For busy thoughts the Stream flowed on / In foamy agitation

Synonyms

  • frothy, spumescent; see also Thesaurus:effervescent

Translations

Noun

foamy (plural foamies)

  1. Alternative spelling of foamie

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