stum

[stuhm]
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:
1650–60; < Dutch stom dumb, dull; compare French vin muet, German stummer Wein, in the same sense

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stum (stʌm)
 
n
1.  a less common word for must
2.  partly fermented wine added to fermented wine as a preservative
 
vb , stums, stumming, stummed
3.  to preserve (wine) by adding stum
 
[C17: from Dutch stom dumb; related to German stumm]

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Unless he stum- bled on a competent housemaid, nothing ever got done.
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