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transitive verb

stummed; stummed; stumming; stums
: to renew (wine) by mixing with must and reviving fermentation


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

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

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