Synonyms of gum


1. chewing gum, gum, sweet, confection

usage: a preparation (usually made of sweetened chicle) for chewing

2. gingiva, gum, animal tissue

usage: the tissue (covered by mucous membrane) of the jaws that surrounds the bases of the teeth

3. gum, exudate, exudation

usage: any of various substances (soluble in water) that exude from certain plants; they are gelatinous when moist but harden on drying

4. glue, gum, mucilage, cement

usage: cement consisting of a sticky substance that is used as an adhesive

5. gumwood, gum, wood

usage: wood or lumber from any of various gum trees especially the sweet gum

6. gum tree, gum, tree

usage: any of various trees of the genera Eucalyptus or Liquidambar or Nyssa that are sources of gum


1. gum, put on, apply

usage: cover, fill, fix or smear with or as if with gum; "if you gum the tape it is stronger"

2. mumble, gum, chew, masticate, manducate, jaw

usage: grind with the gums; chew without teeth and with great difficulty; "the old man had no teeth left and mumbled his food"

3. gum, change

usage: become sticky

4. gum, exude, exudate, transude, ooze out, ooze

usage: exude or form gum; "these trees gum in the Spring"

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