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gum1

gum1

 
pronunciation:
guhm
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: one of a variety of sticky substances exuded by certain plants; resin.
definition 2: a preparation of such a sticky substance, or an artificial latex for use as a glue.
similar words:
cement
definition 3: used as a short form of "chewing gum," a soft and sticky product used for prolonged chewing, usu. made of chicle that has been sweetened and flavored.
definition 4: any of a variety of trees that yield gum, or the wood of such a tree.
definition 5: any sticky mucilage or thickener, such as gum arabic.
similar words:
cement
definition 6: an elastic substance formed when the latex of a rubber tree is polymerized in air; rubber.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: gummed, gumming, gums
definition 1: to treat or stick together with or as if with gum.
similar words:
cement
definition 2: to clog with or as if with a sticky substance (often fol. by up).
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to produce or exude gum.
definition 2: to become clogged or sticky with or as if with a gummy preparation.
derivation: gumlike (adj.)
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