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Definition of Scum


  1. The extraneous matter or impurities which rise to the surface of liquids in boiling or fermentation, or which form on the surface by other means; also, the scoria of metals in a molten state; dross.
  2. refuse; recrement; anything vile or worthless.
  3. To take the scum from; to clear off the impure matter from the surface of; to skim.
  4. To sweep or range over the surface of.
  5. To form a scum; to become covered with scum. Also used figuratively.

Scum Translations

scum in Spanish is escoria, espumar
scum in Swedish is skumma, avskum, skum