cream

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: cream

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the part of milk containing the butterfat
add cream to one's coffee, for example
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toiletry consisting of any of various substances in the form of a thick liquid that have a soothing and moisturizing effect when applied to the skin
put on cream, as on one's face or body
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the best people or things in a group
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make creamy by beating
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beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: cream
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n the part of milk containing the butterfat

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Devonshire cream, clotted cream
thick cream made from scalded milk
double creme, heavy whipping cream
cream with a fat content of 48% or more
heavy cream
contains more than 36% butterfat
coffee cream, light cream, single cream
cream that has at least 18% butterfat
sour cream, soured cream
artificially soured light cream
light whipping cream, whipping cream
cream that has enough butterfat (30% to 36%) to be whipped
Type of:
dairy product
milk and butter and cheese

v add cream to one's coffee, for example

Type of:
modify
make less severe or harsh or extreme

v remove from the surface

“skim cream from the surface of milk”
Synonyms:
cream off, skim, skim off
Type of:
remove, take, take away, withdraw
remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
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n toiletry consisting of any of various substances in the form of a thick liquid that have a soothing and moisturizing effect when applied to the skin

Synonyms:
emollient, ointment
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cold cream, coldcream, face cream, vanishing cream
a cream used cosmetically (mostly by women) for softening and cleaning the skin
hand cream
moisturizing cream for the hands
lanolin
an emollient containing wool fat (a fatty substance obtained from the wool of sheep)
nard, spikenard
an aromatic ointment used in antiquity
sun blocker, sunblock, sunscreen
a cream spread on the skin; contains a chemical (as PABA) to filter out ultraviolet light and so protect from sunburn
Type of:
toilet articles, toiletry
artifacts used in making your toilet (washing and taking care of your body)

v put on cream, as on one's face or body

“She creams her face every night”
Type of:
apply, put on
apply to a surface
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n the best people or things in a group

“the cream of England's young men were killed in the Great War”
Synonyms:
pick
Type of:
elite, elite group
a group or class of persons enjoying superior intellectual or social or economic status
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v make creamy by beating

Cream the butter”
Type of:
beat, scramble
stir vigorously
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v beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight

Synonyms:
bat, clobber, drub, lick, thrash
flail, lam, thrash, thresh
give a thrashing to; beat hard
Type of:
beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish
come out better in a competition, race, or conflict
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