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meanings of gum


  1. The flesh around the teeth.
  2. Chewing gum.
  3. Any viscous or sticky substance resembling those that are exuded by certain plants.
  4. A vessel or bin made from a hollow log.
  5. Initialism of genitourinary medicine.
  6. A rubber overshoe.
  7. A gummi candy.
  8. A hive made of a section of a hollow gum tree; hence, any roughly made hive.
  9. A gum tree.
  10. A single piece of chewing gum.
  11. Any of various viscous or sticky substances that are exuded by certain plants.


  1. To inelegantly attach into a sequence.
  2. To stiffen with glue or gum.
  3. To apply an adhesive or gum to; to make sticky by applying a sticky substance to.
  4. To chew, especially of a toothless person or animal.
  5. To deepen and enlarge the spaces between the teeth of (a worn saw), as with a gummer.
  6. To impair the functioning of a thing or process.


  1. A surname​.

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