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noun gum pronunciation in British English /ɡʌm/
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singulargum
pluralgums
  1. 1
    [countable] the firm pink flesh in your mouth that your teeth are fixed into
    Brushing regularly keeps your gums healthy.
    gum disease
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  2. 2
    [uncountable] chewing gum
    a stick of gum
  3. 3
    [countable/uncountable] British a type of glue, used especially to stick paper
  4. 4
    [uncountable] a sticky substance that comes from some trees
    aromatic gum
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  5. 5
    [countable] a eucalyptus tree
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