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verb (used with object), de·gummed, de·gum·ming.
  1. to free from gum.
  2. 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
Related formsde·gum·mer, noun
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