gum


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Synonyms for gum

Synonyms for gum

a preparation (usually made of sweetened chicle) for chewing

the tissue (covered by mucous membrane) of the jaws that surrounds the bases of the teeth

cement consisting of a sticky substance that is used as an adhesive

wood or lumber from any of various gum trees especially the sweet gum

any of various trees of the genera Eucalyptus or Liquidambar or Nyssa that are sources of gum

cover, fill, fix or smear with or as if with gum

Related Words

grind with the gums

Synonyms

become sticky

Related Words

exude or form gum

References in classic literature ?
The boys, who had to wriggle hastily down from the trees, were later; and Anne, who had not been picking gum at all but was wandering happily in the far end of the grove, waist deep among the bracken, singing softly to herself, with a wreath of rice lilies on her hair as if she were some wild divinity of the shadowy places, was latest of all.
The other was, by a certain composition of gums, minerals, and vegetables, outwardly applied, to prevent the growth of wool upon two young lambs; and he hoped, in a reasonable time to propagate the breed of naked sheep, all over the kingdom.
Even the lips were white, and the gums seemed to have shrunken back from the teeth, as we sometimes see in a corpse after a prolonged illness.
Acacia Gum is an edible vegetable exudate, coming from acacia trees.
Humans have been chewing gum for thousands of years.
The gum industry has become unstuck and will need to sink its teeth into some solid marketing ideas in order to re-inflate sales," said Rabobank Senior Analyst Nicholas Fereday.
And sadly, about 75% of Canadian adults have some form of gum disease, which can contribute to serious health problems like heart attack, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer's and other diseases.
Despite gum litterers evading the new pounds 80 penalties, the council has recorded a whopping 84 per cent reduction in gum dropped since the campaign began in August.
President Omar al-Bashir issued a decree ending the monopoly rights held by the Gum Arabic Company to buy the raw resin drawn by farmers from certain types of acacia tree, mainly grown in the Kordofan and Darfur regions.
Eating the equivalent of 14 or more sticks of chewing gum a day could cause severe diarrhoea and stomach problems.
It still must undergo United States government safety testing, but the gum could be available in stores sometime in 2008.
Residents and visitors are being encouraged to stop dropping chewing gum and wrapping paper.
And in the meantime, companies are also experimenting with adding vitamins, minerals, medicines, and other substances that could give gum the power to cure headaches and fight everything from serious diseases to bad breath.
Alnwick District Council is taking action in a bid to address complaints about thoughtless chewers throwing away their gum and reduce the cost of using high-powered steam equipment to remove it from the streets.
Cornell University scientists wanted to determine the impact of concentrations of xanthan gum and three starches on rheological characteristics--the flow behavior and vane yield stress of certain mixtures.