scumless, adj.scumlike, adj.
/skum/, n., v., scummed, scumming.
1. a film or layer of foul or extraneous matter that forms on the surface of a liquid.
2. refuse or offscourings.
3. a low, worthless, or evil person.
4. such persons collectively; riffraff; dregs.
5. scoria (def. 1).
6. to remove the scum from.
7. to remove as scum.
8. to form scum; become covered with scum.
[1200-50; ME scume < MD schume (D schuim) foam; c. G Schaum foam]

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