Noun(1) a preparation (usually made of sweetened chicle(2) the tissue (covered by mucous membrane(3) any of various substances (soluble in water(4) cement consisting of a sticky substance that is used as an adhesive(5) wood or lumber from any of various gum trees especially the sweet gum(6) any of various trees of the genera Eucalyptus or Liquidambar or Nyssa that are sources of gum
Verb(1) cover, fill, fix or smear with or as if with gum(2) grind with the gums; chew without teeth and with great difficulty(3) become sticky(4) exude or form gum
(1) They were described as gum shields being decorated boards with holes on top of a bin, the chewer then drops their gum through the hole into the bin.(2) When she'd consumed the bitter liquid, she'd chew the gum , blowing great thick pink bubbles with casual aplomb.(3) Associated species were pignut and mockernut, hickories, black gum , red maple, sassafras, sourwood, and white ash.(4) The raw silk fiber actually consists of two filaments called fibroin bound by a soluble silk gum called sericin.(5) gum disease(6) Taking his time to gum the cuisine, his face projected an expression of disgust.(7) Rubber gum is made up mostly of a hydrocarbon polymer called polyisoprene, the chains of which are composed only of interlinked carbon atoms with some hydrogen atoms attached.(8) Caitlin blew a quick bubble with her gum , repositioning her crossed legs that were covered slightly by a highly slit jean skirt.(9) I drop the cold metal cross and look up at him, blowing a bubble with my gum .(10) When healthy, the gum forms a tight collar around and between each tooth.(11) Eventually it was determined that there was eggshell lodged in the gum behind one of my front teeth.(12) The proportions of gum and water to be added to a fixed oil, in order to produce a satisfactory emulsion, will vary according to the oil used.(13) After this period of time, they begin to oxidize, forming sludge, varnish, gum and other harmful deposits.(14) Other packets of Jellyace Buko Bandan labelled as containing locust bean gum are safe.(15) In many other trees such as black gum , sassafras, dogwood, and some maples and oaks, the pigment anthocyanin adds red to the palette.(16) Then while it was drying itself, they would attach a feather or piece of down to its back with gum or blood or clay, to heighten its visibility as it returned in flight to its nest.