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cream

cream

 
 
pronunciation:
krim
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the part of whole milk that contains butterfat.
definition 2: an ointment or thick liquid containing medicinal or cosmetic ingredients for external application.
a cleansing cream
similar words:
lotion, ointment
definition 3: a yellowish white color.
similar words:
neutral
definition 4: a food containing cream or having a creamy layer or center.
chocolate creams
definition 5: the best part.
the cream of this year's graduates
similar words:
best, better, elite, fat
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: creamed, creaming, creams
definition 1: to form cream.
definition 2: to foam.
similar words:
lather
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to skim the cream or best part from.
definition 2: to beat to the consistency of cream.
definition 3: to use a cosmetic lotion on.
definition 4: to use cream in or add cream to, as certain foods.
definition 5: (slang) to hit very hard.
definition 6: (slang) to conquer.
similar words:
smear
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part of speech: adjective
definition: cream-colored; yellowish white.
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