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chewing gum

[choo-ing] /ˈtʃu ɪŋ/
a sweetened and flavored preparation for chewing, usually made of chicle.
Origin of chewing gum
1755-65, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It also used to ban chewing gum, which it considers a public nuisance.
  • Near the door is an open carton containing dozens of boxes of chewing gum.
  • Some methods to alleviate the pain include chewing gum, yawning and swallowing, but these require being awake and attentive.
  • Her father made a fortune in the chewing gum industry.
  • Claiming dental benefits for a chewing gum is not new.
  • One preventive measure that may hold promise is chewing gum that contains xylitol, a natural form of sugar.
  • The longstanding and much-mocked ban on chewing gum has been relaxed.
  • One of my students asked how and why chewing gum during a flight makes your ears pop.
British Dictionary definitions for chewing gum

chewing gum

a preparation for chewing, usually made of flavoured and sweetened chicle or such substitutes as polyvinyl acetate
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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