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    gum - Dictionary definition and meaning for word gum

    (noun) a preparation (usually made of sweetened chicle) for chewing
    Synonyms : chewing gum
    (noun) the tissue (covered by mucous membrane) of the jaws that surrounds the bases of the teeth
    Synonyms : gingiva
    (noun) any of various substances (soluble in water) that exude from certain plants; they are gelatinous when moist but harden on drying Definition
    (noun) cement consisting of a sticky substance that is used as an adhesive
    Synonyms : glue , mucilage
    (noun) wood or lumber from any of various gum trees especially the sweet gum
    Synonyms : gumwood
    (noun) any of various trees of the genera Eucalyptus or Liquidambar or Nyssa that are sources of gum
    Synonyms : gum tree
    (verb) cover, fill, fix or smear with or as if with gum
    Example Sentence
    • if you gum the tape it is stronger
    (verb) grind with the gums; chew without teeth and with great difficulty
    Synonyms : mumble
    Example Sentence
    • the old man had no teeth left and mumbled his food
    (verb) become sticky Definition
    (verb) exude or form gum
    Example Sentence
    • these trees gum in the Spring

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