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skim

adjective (a)

  • Contraction of Skimming and Skimmed. (adjective)
    source: webster1913

noun (n)

  • a thin layer covering the surface of a liquid (noun.object)
    Example:
    There was a thin skim of oil on the water.
    source: wordnet30
  • reading or glancing through quickly (noun.communication)
    Synonym: skimming
    source: wordnet30
  • Scum; refuse. (noun)
    source: webster1913

adjective satellite (s)

  • used of milk and milk products from which the cream has been removed (adj.all)
    Synonym: skimmed
    Example:
    Yogurt made with skim milk.
    She can drink skimmed milk but should avoid butter.
    source: wordnet30

verb (v)

  • travel on the surface of water (verb.motion)
    Synonym: plane
    source: wordnet30
  • move or pass swiftly and lightly over the surface of (verb.contact)
    Synonym: skim over
    source: wordnet30
  • examine hastily (verb.perception)
    source: wordnet30
  • cause to skip over a surface (verb.contact)
    Synonym: skip, skitter
    source: wordnet30
  • coat (a liquid) with a layer (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • remove from the surface (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Skim cream from the surface of milk.
    source: wordnet30
  • read superficially (verb.cognition)
    source: wordnet30
  • To clear (a liquid) from scum or substance floating or lying thereon, by means of a utensil that passes just beneath the surface; as, to skim milk; to skim broth. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To pass lightly; to glide along in an even, smooth course; to glide along near the surface. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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