spirit gum
noun Date: 1886 a solution (as of gum arabic in ether) used especially for attaching false hair to the skin

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  • Spirit gum — is an adhesive used for affixing prosthetic applications. It has been known to cause allergies in some people, but nevertheless remains in wide use.Spirit Gum is also used as a theatrical adhesive to apply wigs, beards, merkins [… …   Wikipedia

  • spirit gum — ☆ spirit gum n. a solution of gum arabic in ether, etc. used as in the theater to attach false hair, whiskers, etc. to the face …   English World dictionary

  • spirit gum — noun an adhesive solution made of gum and ether and used to attach false hair to skin • Hypernyms: ↑adhesive material, ↑adhesive agent, ↑adhesive * * * ˈspirit gum 7 [spirit gum] noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • spirit gum — /ˈspɪrət gʌm/ (say spiruht gum) noun a spirit soluble, fast drying preparation, as used for attaching false hair to an actor s skin …   Australian English dictionary

  • spirit gum — noun a quick drying solution of gum, chiefly used by actors to attach false hair to their faces …   English new terms dictionary

  • spirit gum — spir′it gum n. sbz a glue used in fastening false hair, as a beard or mustache, to an actor s skin • Etymology: 1890–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • spirit gum — a glue used in fastening false hair, as a beard or mustache, to an actor s skin. [1890 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • Gum — or GUM may refer to:Confectionary* Chewing gum * Functional chewing gum or Functional gum * Bubble gum * Wine gum * Gumdrop * Gum base * Gum industryNatural gums* Gum anima * Gum arabic * Cassia gum * Dammar gum * Gellan gum * Guar gum * Locust… …   Wikipedia

  • spirit — n. & v. n. 1 a the vital animating essence of a person or animal (was sadly broken in spirit). b the intelligent non physical part of a person; the soul. 2 a a rational or intelligent being without a material body. b a supernatural being such as… …   Useful english dictionary

  • spirit — 1. noun /ˈspɪɹɪt,ˈspiɹɪt,ˈspɪɹɪt/ a) The undying essence of a human. The soul. School spirit is at an all time high. b) A supernatural being, often but not exclusively without physical form; ghost, fairy, angel …   Wiktionary

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