de·​gum (ˌ)dē-ˈgəm How to pronounce degum (audio)
degummed; degumming; degums

transitive verb

: to free from gum, a gummy substance, or sericin

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1884, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of degum was circa 1884

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Cite this Entry

“Degum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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