cream


cream
1. The upper fatty layer that forms in milk on standing or which is separated from it by centrifugalization; it contains about the same amount of sugar and protein as milk, but from 12 to 40% more fat. 2. Any whitish viscid fluid resembling c.. 3. A semisolid emulsion of either the oil-in-water or the water-in-oil type, ordinarily intended for topical use. [L. cremor, thick juice, broth]
- cleansing c. a form of cold c. used to remove grime and cosmetics from the skin.
- cold c. a water-in-oil emulsion of various oils, waxes, and water; the standard formula, rose water ointment, contains expressed almond oil, rose water, spermaceti, white paraffin wax, and sodium borate; used as a cleansing or lubricating c..
- greaseless c. SYN: vanishing c..
- leukocyte c. SYN: buffy coat.
- lubricating c. a form of cold c. used as a massage c. or night c.; it contains lanolin or its derivatives.
- vanishing c. an oil-in-water emulsion containing potassium, ammonium, or sodium stearate with water and holding in emulsified form more or less free stearic acid; it also contains a hygroscopic ingredient such as glycerol, and a small amount of a fatty ingredient; it leaves a protective, invisible film of stearic acid on the skin. SYN: greaseless c..

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cream 'krēm n
1) the yellowish part of milk containing from 18 to about 40 percent butterfat
2) something having the consistency of cream esp a usu. emulsified medicinal or cosmetic preparation
creamy 'krē-mē adj

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n.
a preparation for use on the skin consisting of an emulsion of oil in water, which may or may not contain medication. It rubs into the skin easily, tends to dry the skin, and also contains preservatives, which may be allergenic. Compare ointment.

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(krēm) 1. the fatty part of milk from which butter is prepared, or a fluid mixture of similar consistency. 2. in pharmaceutical preparations, a semisolid dosage form being either an emulsion of oil and water or an aqueous microcrystalline dispersion of a long-chain fatty acid or alcohol.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • cream — [krēm] n. [ME creme < OFr craime, cresme, prob. a blend of LL(Ec) chrisma (see CHRISM) & VL crama < Celt base (as in Bret crammen, skin, surface), ult. < IE base * (s)ker , to cut > L corium, hide] 1. the oily, yellowish part of milk …   English World dictionary

  • Cream — (kr[=e]m), n. [F. cr[^e]me, perh. fr. LL. crema cream of milk; cf. L. cremor thick juice or broth, perh. akin to cremare to burn.] 1. The rich, oily, and yellowish part of milk, which, when the milk stands unagitated, rises, and collects on the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cream — 〈[ kri:m] f.; ; unz.〉 Creme, Sahne, Rahm [engl.] * * * Cream [kri:m ], die; , s [engl. cream < afrz. cresme, ↑ Creme]: engl. Bez. für: Creme. * * * Cream   [krɪːm, englisch], britisches Rocktrio, gegründet 1966 von dem Gitarristen E. Clapton,… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • cream — cream·able; cream; cream·ery; cream·i·ly; cream·i·ness; cream·less; cream·er; …   English syllables

  • cream´i|ly — cream|y «KREE mee», adjective, cream|i|er, cream|i|est. 1. like cream; smooth and soft. 2. having much cream in it: »pie with a rich, creamy filling …   Useful english dictionary

  • cream|y — «KREE mee», adjective, cream|i|er, cream|i|est. 1. like cream; smooth and soft. 2. having much cream in it: »pie with a rich, creamy filling …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cream — Cream, v. i. To form or become covered with cream; to become thick like cream; to assume the appearance of cream; hence, to grow stiff or formal; to mantle. [1913 Webster] There are a sort of men whose visages Do cream and mantle like a standing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cream — Cream, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Creamed} (kr?md); p. pr. & vb. n. {Creaming}.] 1. To skim, or take off by skimming, as cream. [1913 Webster] 2. To take off the best or choicest part of. [1913 Webster] 3. To furnish with, or as with, cream. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cream — ► NOUN 1) the thick white or pale yellow fatty liquid which rises to the top when milk is left to stand. 2) a dessert or other food containing cream or having a creamy consistency. 3) a thick liquid or semi solid cosmetic or medical preparation.… …   English terms dictionary

  • cream|er — «KREE muhr», noun. 1. a small pitcher for holding cream; cream pitcher. 2. a machine for separating cream from milk; separator. 3. a refrigerator in which milk is placed while the cream is rising. 4. a powdery creaming agent similar to dried milk …   Useful english dictionary

  • cream|er|y — «KREE muhr ee», noun, plural er|ies. 1. a place where butter and cheese are made. 2. a place where cream, milk, and butter are bought or sold. 3. a place where milk is set for the cream to rise …   Useful english dictionary


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