Associations to the word «Gum»


GUM, noun. (often in the plural) The flesh round the teeth.
GUM, verb. To chew, especially of a toothless person or animal.
GUM, verb. (transitive) To deepen and enlarge the spaces between the teeth of (a worn saw), as with a gummer.
GUM, noun. (uncountable) Any of various viscous or sticky substances that are exuded by certain plants.
GUM, noun. (uncountable) Any viscous or sticky substance resembling those that are exuded by certain plants.
GUM, noun. (uncountable) Chewing gum.
GUM, noun. (countable) A single piece of chewing gum.
GUM, noun. (US) (dialect) (Southern US) A hive made of a section of a hollow gum tree; hence, any roughly made hive.
GUM, noun. (US) (dialect) (Southern US) A vessel or bin made from a hollow log.
GUM, noun. (US) (dialect) A rubber overshoe.
GUM, verb. (sometimes with up) To apply an adhesive or gum to; to make sticky by applying a sticky substance to.
GUM, verb. To stiffen with glue or gum.
GUM, verb. (colloquial) (with up) To impair the functioning of a thing or process.
GUM, symbol. The ISO 3166-1 three-letter (alpha-3) code for Guam.
GUM ACACIA, noun. Gum arabic
GUM ARABIC, noun. An edible substance taken from one of two species of sub-Saharan acacia trees, Senegalia senegal and Vachellia seyal. It is used in the food industry as a stabilizer (e.g. in soda, gumdrops and marshmallows) and in other industries including pharmaceuticals, paints and polishes.
GUM BUTEA, noun. A gum yielded by Indian plants in the genus Butea, used in tanning and in precipitating indigo.
GUM CISTUS, noun. Any of those flowering plants in the genus Cistus that yield resin, especially Cistus ladanifer.
GUM CISTUSES, noun. Plural of gum cistus
GUM KARAYA, noun. Karaya gum.
GUM LIFT, noun. (cosmetic dentistry) A gingivectomy performed for the aesthetic purpose of raising or shaping the gum line.
GUM LIFTS, noun. Plural of gum lift
GUM RESIN, noun. A mixture of gum and resin secreted by a plant.
GUM RESINS, noun. Plural of gum resin
GUM STICK, noun. A stick of chewing gum.
GUM STICK, noun. (archaic) A smooth hard substance for children to bite upon while teething.
GUM STICKS, noun. Plural of gum stick
GUM TREE, noun. A eucalyptus tree.
GUM TREES, noun. Plural of gum tree
GUM UP, verb. (transitive) To cause to be gooey or gummy, especially with the effect of obstructing the operation of some mechanism or process.
GUM UP, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) (by extension) To make non-functional; to interfere with or put into a state of disorder; to ruin.

Dictionary definition

GUM, noun. A preparation (usually made of sweetened chicle) for chewing.
GUM, noun. The tissue (covered by mucous membrane) of the jaws that surrounds the bases of the teeth.
GUM, noun. Any of various substances (soluble in water) that exude from certain plants; they are gelatinous when moist but harden on drying.
GUM, noun. Cement consisting of a sticky substance that is used as an adhesive.
GUM, noun. Wood or lumber from any of various gum trees especially the sweet gum.
GUM, noun. Any of various trees of the genera Eucalyptus or Liquidambar or Nyssa that are sources of gum.
GUM, verb. Cover, fill, fix or smear with or as if with gum; "if you gum the tape it is stronger".
GUM, verb. Grind with the gums; chew without teeth and with great difficulty; "the old man had no teeth left and mumbled his food".
GUM, verb. Become sticky.
GUM, verb. Exude or form gum; "these trees gum in the Spring".

Wise words

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