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Definition of 'gum'

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  1. a preparation (usually made of sweetened chicle) for chewing
       Synonyms: chewing gum
  2. the tissue (covered by mucous membrane) of the jaws that surrounds the bases of the teeth
       Synonyms: gingiva
  3. any of various substances (soluble in water) that exude from certain plants; they are gelatinous when moist but harden on drying
  4. cement consisting of a sticky substance that is used as an adhesive
       Synonyms: glue mucilage
  5. wood or lumber from any of various gum trees especially the sweet gum
       Synonyms: gumwood
  6. any of various trees of the genera Eucalyptus or Liquidambar or Nyssa that are sources of gum
       Synonyms: gum tree


  1. cover, fill, fix or smear with or as if with gum; "if you gum the tape it is stronger"
  2. grind with the gums; chew without teeth and with great difficulty; "the old man had no teeth left and mumbled his food"
       Synonyms: mumble
  3. become sticky
  4. exude or form gum; "these trees gum in the Spring"

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