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gum1

gum1

pronunciation:
guhm
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a sticky substance that is given off by certain plants.
definition 2: a glue made from this substance.
definition 3: chewing gum.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: gummed, gumming, gums
definition 1: to smear or stick together with gum.
She gummed the envelope and sealed it.
similar words:
cement
definition 2: to clog (often followed by "up").
Putting food down the drain will gum up the pipes.
derivation: gumlike (adj.)
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