degum

[ dee-guhm ]
/ diˈgʌm /

verb (used with object), de·gummed, de·gum·ming.

to free from gum.
to remove sericin from (silk filaments or yarn) by boiling in a soap solution; boil off.

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Origin of degum

First recorded in 1885–90; de- + gum1

OTHER WORDS FROM degum

de·gum·mer, noun
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