Degummed
Degum De*gum", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Degummed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Degumming}.] To deprive of, or free from, gum; as, to degum ramie. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Degum — De*gum , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Degummed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Degumming}.] To deprive of, or free from, gum; as, to degum ramie. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Degumming — Degum De*gum , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Degummed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Degumming}.] To deprive of, or free from, gum; as, to degum ramie. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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