Stum Stum, n. [D. stom must, new wort, properly, dumb; cf. F. vin muet stum. Cf. {Stammer}, {Stoom}.] 1. Unfermented grape juice or wine, often used to raise fermentation in dead or vapid wines; must. [1913 Webster]

Let our wines, without mixture of stum, be all fine. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

And with thy stum ferment their fainting cause. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. Wine revived by new fermentation, reulting from the admixture of must. --Hudibras. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Stum — Stum, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stummed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stumming}.] To renew, as wine, by mixing must with it and raising a new fermentation. [1913 Webster] We stum our wines to renew their spirits. Floyer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stum — /stum/, n., v., stummed, stumming. n. 1. unfermented or partly fermented grape juice. 2. wine in which increased fermentation has taken place because of the addition of stum. v.t. 3. to increase the fermentation of (wine) by adding stum. [1650… …   Universalium

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  • stum — [stʌm] noun unfermented grape juice. verb (stums, stumming, stummed) 1》 prevent or stop the fermentation of (wine) by fumigating a cask with burning sulphur. 2》 renew the fermentation of (wine) by adding stum. Origin C17: from Du. stom (n.),… …   English new terms dictionary

  • stum — n. & v. n. unfermented grape juice; must. (stummed, stumming) 1 prevent from fermenting, or secure (wine) against further fermentation in a cask, by the use of sulphur etc. 2 renew the fermentation of (wine) by adding stum. Etymology: Du.… …   Useful english dictionary

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