- Present participle of despumate.
Variant of despumate
transitive verbdespumated, despumating
- to take the scum off; skim
- to throw off as froth
Origin of despumate; from Classical Latin despumatus, past participle of despumare, to skim off ; from de-, off, from + spumare, to foam ; from spuma, foam
to become rid of scum