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Noun: lather  lã-dhu(r)
  1. The froth produced by soaps or detergents
    - soapsuds, suds
     
  2. Agitation resulting from active worry
    "don't get in a lather";
    - fret, stew, sweat, swither
     
  3. A workman who puts up laths
     
  4. The foam resulting from excessive sweating (as on a horse)
Verb: lather  lã-dhu(r)
  1. Beat severely with a whip or rod
    "The teacher often lathered the students";
    - flog, welt, whip, lash, slash, strap, trounce, whale [N. Amer]
     
  2. Form a lather
    "The shaving cream lathered"
     
  3. Exude sweat or lather
    "this unfit horse lathers easily"
     
  4. Rub soap all over, usually with the purpose of cleaning
    - soap

Derived forms: lathering, lathers, lathered

Type of: agitation, beat, beat up, clean, cleanse, effervesce, fizz, foam, form bubbles, froth, sparkle, work over, working man, working person, workingman, workman

Encyclopedia: Lather, rinse, repeat