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.

Nearby words

  1. degree-day,
  2. degression,
  3. degressive,
  4. degressively,
  5. degu,
  6. degust,
  7. degustation,
  8. degut,
  9. dehire,
  10. dehisce

Origin of degum

First recorded in 1885–90; de- + gum1

Related formsde·gum·mer, noun

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