Lather \Lath"er\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lathered} (l[a^][th]"[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Lathering}.] [AS. l[=e][eth]rian to lather, anoint. See {Lather}, n. ] To spread over with lather; as, to lather the face. [1913 Webster]

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(of soap and water),

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