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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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Rhymes 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

Sentences with 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 about 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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