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Or that chewing gum for three minutes can have the same effect? The Sun (2016)Healthy teeth and gums reduce bad mouth bacteria that cause the tissue swelling or inflammation. The Sun (2016)A bacterial infection which causes gum disease can also produce proteins that cause the immune system to falter. The Sun (2016)The Andes glimmer in the distance, beyond the gum trees. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Chewing gum can remove up to 100million bacteria in just ten minutes, reducing your risk of tooth decay. The Sun (2017)And I'm all out of bubble gum. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He generally likes gum that is pink and tastes as artificial as possible. Times, Sunday Times (2010)She advised people to take nicotine patches or gum. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The massive trunks of the gum trees were painted right up on top of the flat surface. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)This can be caused by the poor condition of your teeth or by gum disease. Survive the Nine to Five - a woman's guide to working well (1989) Tooth decay and gum disease can sometimes be inherited from your parents. The Sun (2015)Then mouths and gums are washed and rubbed. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Now our star sticks his gum on a brick wall. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He saw gum trees collecting along roads and fences and then scattering randomly across paddocks. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)Other effects may be local causing inflammation and gum diseases. The Residue Report - an action plan for safer food (1988)This increases the concentration in the mouth of bacteria that can cause tooth and gum decay. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Putting gum in his mouth to protect his tongue from his teeth. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Some chewing gum with your petrol? Times, Sunday Times (2012)He said he used chewing gum to stick the card that opened the door under the locker for another agent to find. Times, Sunday Times (2015)One recommended chewing gum next time, just as effective but less conspicuous than glue. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Her eyebrows are bubble gum, her lips are tangerine and her eyes are cobalt blue. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Some studies suggest that chewing gum can increase blood flow to the brain by 25 per cent. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The nagging pain around the swollen gum had become increasingly unpleasant, and sensitive to the slightest touch. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They spend lots of time chewing gum, sticking it on to bits of tarmac and then trying to get it off. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It was sour and metallic at the same time, and no amount of swallowing or chewing gum could make it go away. FIGHTER BOYS: Saving Britain 1940 (2003)You will come to love that oily, sticky, aromatic gum that coats your fingers. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'gum'
British English: gum /ɡʌm/ NOUN
Gum is a substance, often mint-flavoured, which you chew for a long time but do not swallow.
I do not chew gum in public.
- American English: gum
- Arabic: لُبان
- Brazilian Portuguese: chiclete
- Chinese: 口香糖
- Croatian: žvakaća guma
- Czech: žvýkačka
- Danish: tyggegummi
- Dutch: gom
- European Spanish: chicle
- Finnish: kumi
- French: gomme
- German: Gummi
- Greek: κόμμι
- Italian: gomma
- Japanese: 粘性ゴム
- Korean: 아교
- Norwegian: gummi
- Polish: guma z drzewa
- European Portuguese: pastilha elástica
- Romanian: gumă
- Russian: жевательная резинка
- Spanish: encía
- Swedish: tuggummi
- Thai: หมากฝรั่ง
- Turkish: sakız
- Ukrainian: жуйка
- Vietnamese: gôm
Definition of gum from the Collins English Dictionary
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