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stum

[stuhm] /stʌm/
noun
1.
unfermented or partly fermented grape juice.
2.
wine in which increased fermentation has taken place because of the addition of stum.
verb (used with object), stummed, stumming.
3.
to increase the fermentation of (wine) by adding stum.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Dutch stom dumb, dull; compare French vin muet, German stummer Wein, in the same sense
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  • Unless he stum- bled on a competent housemaid, nothing ever got done.
British Dictionary definitions for stum

stum

/stʌm/
noun
1.
a less common word for must3
2.
partly fermented wine added to fermented wine as a preservative
verb stums, stumming, stummed
3.
to preserve (wine) by adding stum
Word Origin
C17: from Dutch stom dumb; related to German stumm
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