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Definition 1: a film of impurities or vegetation that can form on the surface of a liquid - [noun denoting artifact]

(scum is a kind of ...) a thin coating or layer

"the table was covered with a film of dust"

(... is a kind of scum ) the scum formed by oxidation at the surface of molten metals

Definition 2: worthless people - [noun denoting group]

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(scum is a kind of ...) disparaging terms for the common people

Definition 3: remove the scum from - [verb of possession]

(scum is a kind of ...) dispose of

"Get rid of these old shoes!" "The company got rid of all the dead wood"

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