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degum

[dee-guhm] /diˈgʌm/
verb (used with object), degummed, degumming.
1.
to free from gum.
2.
to remove sericin from (silk filaments or yarn) by boiling in a soap solution; boil off.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; de- + gum1
Related forms
degummer, noun
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