Sinhala Dictionary definitions for gum

gum 🔊 /gʌˈm/

gum : මැලියම

gum : විදුරුමහ

gum : ගල් අඟුරු සුනු

gum : ලා

gum : මැලියම්

gum : ලාටු

gum : මැලියමින් අලවනවා

gum : විදුරුමස

gum : ලහටු

gum definition


  1. The dense tissues which invest the teeth, and cover the adjacent parts of the jaws.
  2. A vegetable secretion of many trees or plants that hardens when it exudes, but is soluble in water; as, gum arabic; gum tragacanth; the gum of the cherry tree. Also, with less propriety, exudations that are not soluble in water; as, gum copal and gum sandarac, which are really resins.
  3. See Gum tree, below.
  4. A hive made of a section of a hollow gum tree; hence, any roughly made hive; also, a vessel or bin made of a hollow log.
  5. A rubber overshoe.

Transitive verb.

  1. To deepen and enlarge the spaces between the teeth of (a worn saw). See Gummer.
  2. To smear with gum; to close with gum; to unite or stiffen by gum or a gumlike substance; to make sticky with a gumlike substance.

Intransitive verb. To exude or from gum; to become gummy.