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Noun: gumming  gú-ming
  1. Ineffectual chewing (as if without teeth)
    - mumbling
Verb: gum (gummed,gumming)  gúm
  1. Cover, fill, fix or smear with or as if with gum
    "if you gum the tape it is stronger"
  2. Grind with the gums; chew without teeth and with great difficulty
    "the old man had no teeth left and gummed his food";
    - mumble
  3. Become sticky
  4. Exude or form gum
    "these trees gum in the spring"

Derived forms: gummings

Type of: apply, change, chew, chewing, exudate, exude, jaw, manducate, manduction, masticate, mastication, ooze, ooze out, put on, transude

Encyclopedia: Gumming