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GUM





Definition:

  1. [noun] a preparation (usually made of sweetened chicle) for chewing
    Synonyms: chewing

  2. [noun] the tissue (covered by mucous membrane) of the jaws that surrounds the bases of the teeth
    Synonyms: gingiva

  3. [noun] any of various substances (soluble in water) that exude from certain plants; they are gelatinous when moist but harden on drying

  4. [noun] cement consisting of a sticky substance that is used as an adhesive
    Synonyms: glue, mucilage

  5. [noun] wood or lumber from any of various gum trees especially the sweet gum
    Synonyms: wood

  6. [noun] any of various trees of the genera Eucalyptus or Liquidambar or Nyssa that are sources of gum
    Synonyms: tree

  7. [verb] grind with the gums; chew without teeth and with great difficulty; "the old man had no teeth left and mumbled his food"
    Synonyms: mumble

  8. [verb] exude or form gum; "these trees gum in the Spring"

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