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scum

scum

 
 
pronunciation:
skuhm
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: impure matter that forms on the surface of a liquid.
definition 2: any undesirable, polluting, or worthless material.
definition 3: a person or persons considered to be low or disreputable; dregs.
similar words:
riffraff, trash
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: scummed, scumming, scums
definition: to take the scum off (a liquid).
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to form a layer of scum.
derivation: scumlike (adj.)