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  Definition of lather
  1. the foam resulting from excessive sweating (as on a horse)
  2. the froth produced by soaps or detergents
  3. a workman who puts up laths
  4. agitation resulting from active worry; "don''t get in a stew"; "he''s in a sweat about exams"
  5. rub soap all over, usually with the purpose of cleaning
  6. form a lather; "The shaving cream lathered"
  7. cover with soap; "lather your body when you shower"
  8. beat severely with a whip or rod; "The teacher often flogged the students"; "The children were severely trounced"
Similar Words: soapsuds, suds, fret, stew, sweat, swither, soap, flog, welt, whip, lash, slash, strap, trounce

 

Hyponyms: shaving cream, shaving soap, flagellate, scourge, horsewhip, switch, cowhide, cat, birch

 

Entailments: wash, lave

 

Derivational Morphology: soap, froth, spume, suds, grizzle, brood, stew, fuss, niggle, fret, soapsuds, beating, thrashing, licking, drubbing, lacing, trouncing, whacking, strap, whip, lash, whiplash, thong, switcher, whipper, whipping, tanning, flogging, lashing, flagellation, wale, welt, weal, wheal

 

Anagrams: halter

 

Language Translations:
Bosnian: sapunica and sapunjati   Catalan: ensabonar and sabonera  
Chinese: 泡沫儿   Croatian: sapunica and sapunjati  
Dutch: inzepen and zeepsop   Finnish: saippuavaahto  
French: mousse de savon and savoner   Galician: escuma, espuma  
German: einschäumen and Seifenschaum   Hungarian: szappanhab  
Italian: insaponare and schiuma di sapone   Korean: 비누  
Malayalam: പത   Polish: mydlić and piana mydlana  
Portuguese: ensaboar and espuma de sabão   Russian: мылить and мыльная пена  
Spanish: enjabonar and espuma de jabón   Telugu: నురగ  
Turkish: sabun köpürmek and sabunlamak   Welsh: seboni and trochion  
 
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