degum

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

Definition of degum

transitive verb

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

First Known Use of degum

circa 1884, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of degum was circa 1884

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“Degum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/degum. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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