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Definition 1: 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 - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for cream in the sense of this definition

(cream is a kind of ...) artifacts used in making your toilet (washing and taking care of your body)

(... is a kind of cream ) a cream used cosmetically (mostly by women) for softening and cleaning the skin

(... is a kind of cream ) moisturizing cream for the hands

(... is a kind of cream ) an emollient containing wool fat (a fatty substance obtained from the wool of sheep)

(... is a kind of cream ) an aromatic ointment used in antiquity

(... is a kind of cream ) a cream spread on the skin; contains a chemical (as PABA) to filter out ultraviolet light and so protect from sunburn

Definition 2: the part of milk containing the butterfat - [noun denoting food]

(cream is a kind of ...) milk and butter and cheese

(... is a kind of cream ) thick cream made from scalded milk

(... is a kind of cream ) cream with a fat content of 48% or more

(... is a kind of cream ) contains more than 36% butterfat

(... is a kind of cream ) cream that has at least 18% butterfat

"in England they call light cream `single cream'"

(... is a kind of cream ) artificially soured light cream

(... is a kind of cream ) cream that has enough butterfat (30% to 36%) to be whipped

Definition 3: the best people or things in a group - [noun denoting group]

Samples where cream or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the cream of England's young men were killed in the Great War

Synonyms for cream in the sense of this definition

(cream is a kind of ...) a group or class of persons enjoying superior intellectual or social or economic status

Definition 4: add cream to one's coffee, for example - [verb of change]

(cream is a kind of ...) make less severe or harsh or extreme

"please modify this letter to make it more polite" "he modified his views on same-gender marriage"

Definition 5: make creamy by beating - [verb of contact]

Samples where cream or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Cream the butter

(cream is a kind of ...) stir vigorously

"beat the egg whites" "beat the cream"

(cream belongs to category ...) the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat

"cooking can be a great art" "people are needed who have experience in cookery" "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"

Definition 6: remove from the surface - [verb of contact]

Samples where cream or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • skim cream from the surface of milk

Synonyms for cream in the sense of this definition

(cream is a kind of ...) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

"remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

Definition 7: put on cream, as on one's face or body - [verb of contact]

Samples where cream or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She creams her face every night

(cream is a kind of ...) apply to a surface

"She applied paint to the back of the house" "Put on make-up!"

Definition 8: beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight - [verb of contact]

Samples where cream or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We licked the other team on Sunday!

Synonyms for cream in the sense of this definition

(cream is a kind of ...) come out better in a competition, race, or conflict

"Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship" "We beat the competition" "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"

(cream has a similar meaning as ...) give a thrashing to; beat hard

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