\ ˈstəm \
stummed; stummed; stumming; stums

Definition of stum

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to renew (wine) by mixing with must and reviving fermentation


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plural -s

Definition of stum (Entry 2 of 2)

: unfermented or partly fermented grape juice especially : must in which fermentation has been artificially arrested

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History and Etymology for stum

Transitive verb

Dutch stommen, from stom, noun


Dutch stom (approximate translation of French muet in vin muet stum), from stom, adjective, mute, from Middle Dutch; akin to Old Frisian stumm mute, Old High German stum mute, Old English stamerian to stammer

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“Stum.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stum. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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