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1. gum

noun. ['ˈgʌm'] the tissue (covered by mucous membrane) of the jaws that surrounds the bases of the teeth.

Synonyms

  • gingiva
  • rima oris
  • oral cavity
  • animal tissue
  • oral fissure

Antonyms

  • tasteless
  • sour
  • unmelodious
  • malodorous

Etymology

  • gome (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • gomme (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Gum

  • mccrumb
  • mccrum
  • deblum
  • ancrum
  • succumb
  • strum
  • hohum
  • exum
  • become
  • baucum
  • swum
  • stumm
  • stum
  • slum
  • shrum
  • sharum
  • scum
  • schrum
  • plumb
  • plum
  • pflum
  • narum
  • krumme
  • krumm
  • krum
  • klumb
  • grum
  • glum
  • frum
  • from

Example sentences of the word gum


1. Noun, singular or mass
Put the spirit gum on the last 1/4 inch of the brow and let it dry for five minutes.

2. Noun, plural
Actual chewing can help, too -- chewing gum regularly can help strengthen the mylohyoid.

3. Adjective
of gum tragacanth.

Quotes containing the word gum


1. You've got to eat while you dream. You've got to deliver on short-range commitments, while you develop a long-range strategy and vision and implement it. The success of doing both. Walking and chewing gum if you will. Getting it done in the short-range, and delivering a long-range plan, and executing on that.
- Jack Welch

2. I don't think you should be an Auror, Harry,"said Luna unexpectedly. Everybody looked at her. "The Aurors are part of the Rotfang Conspiracy, I thought everyone knew that. They're working to bring down the Ministry of Magic from within using a mixture of dark magic and gum disease.
- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

3. I’m 33, and an 18-year-old girl called me old. I said, “You may be temporarily young, but you’ll forever be childish.” Then I put gum in her hair.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

2. gum

noun. ['ˈgʌm'] a preparation (usually made of sweetened chicle) for chewing.

Synonyms

  • chicle gum
  • sweet
  • chicle
  • chewing gum
  • gum ball
  • confection

Antonyms

  • soured
  • displeasing
  • dry
  • salty

Etymology

  • gome (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • gomme (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. gum

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

Synonyms

  • chicle gum
  • gum eurphorbium
  • kino
  • exudate
  • opopanax
  • gum kino
  • ghatti gum
  • carrageenin
  • mucilage
  • eucalyptus kino
  • galbanum
  • gum sangapenum
  • sweet gum
  • gum arabic
  • olibanum
  • butea gum
  • agar
  • agar-agar
  • tragacanth
  • ghatti
  • Bengal kino
  • dragon's blood
  • euphorbium
  • frankincense
  • mesquite gum
  • carrageenan
  • butea kino
  • gum albanum
  • ammoniac
  • chicle
  • lacquer
  • guar gum
  • kino gum
  • red gum
  • conima
  • cherry-tree gum
  • gum butea
  • sangapenum
  • karaya gum
  • liquidambar
  • gutta balata
  • gum ammoniac
  • gum olibanum
  • sterculia gum
  • eucalyptus gum
  • exudation
  • thus
  • gutta-percha
  • alginic acid
  • algin
  • balata

Antonyms

  • undress
  • slip off
  • genuine
  • reduce

Etymology

  • gome (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • gomme (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. gum

verb. ['ˈgʌm'] become sticky.

Antonyms

  • depersonalize

Etymology

  • gome (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • gomme (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. gum

verb. ['ˈgʌm'] grind with the gums; chew without teeth and with great difficulty.

Synonyms

  • chew
  • manducate
  • jaw
  • masticate

Antonyms

  • increase
  • demilitarize
  • dehydrogenate
  • sensitise

Etymology

  • gome (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • gomme (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. gum

noun. ['ˈgʌm'] cement consisting of a sticky substance that is used as an adhesive.

Synonyms

  • marine glue
  • cement
  • animal glue
  • mucilage
  • fish glue
  • glue

Antonyms

  • praise
  • uncover
  • defy
  • exempt

Etymology

  • gome (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • gomme (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. gum

verb. ['ˈgʌm'] exude or form gum.

Synonyms

  • transude
  • exudate
  • exude
  • ooze

Antonyms

  • deconcentrate
  • destabilize
  • enable
  • loosen

Etymology

  • gome (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • gomme (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. gum

verb. ['ˈgʌm'] cover, fill, fix or smear with or as if with gum.

Synonyms

  • put on

Antonyms

  • sensitize
  • demilitarise

Etymology

  • gome (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • gomme (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. gum

noun. ['ˈgʌm'] any of various trees of the genera Eucalyptus or Liquidambar or Nyssa that are sources of gum.

Synonyms

  • tupelo
  • gumwood
  • tree
  • tupelo tree
  • eucalyptus tree
  • eucalyptus
  • eucalypt
  • gum tree

Antonyms

  • fauna
  • unfasten
  • unbind
  • detach

Etymology

  • gome (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • gomme (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. gum

noun. ['ˈgʌm'] wood or lumber from any of various gum trees especially the sweet gum.

Synonyms

  • gumwood
  • hazelwood
  • satin walnut
  • sweet gum
  • red gum
  • wood

Antonyms

  • whisper
  • shout
  • specify
  • medulla

Etymology

  • gome (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • gomme (Middle English (1100-1500))
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