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chew·ing gum

(cho͞o′ĭng)
n.
A sweetened flavored preparation for chewing, formerly made of chicle.

chewing gum

n
(Cookery) a preparation for chewing, usually made of flavoured and sweetened chicle or such substitutes as polyvinyl acetate

chew′ing gum`

(ˈtʃu ɪŋ)
n.
a sweetened and flavored preparation for chewing, usu. made of chicle.
[1755–65, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chewing gum - a preparation (usually made of sweetened chicle) for chewingchewing gum - a preparation (usually made of sweetened chicle) for chewing
confection, sweet - a food rich in sugar
gum ball - a ball of chewing gum with a coating of colored sugar
bubble gum - a kind of chewing gum that can be blown into bubbles
chicle, chicle gum - gum-like substance from the sapodilla
Translations
žvýkačka
tyggegummi
purukumi
žvakaća guma
rágógumi
チューインガム
tuggummi
หมากฝรั่ง
kẹo cao su

chewing gum

[ˈtʃuːɪŋgʌm] Nchicle m, goma f de mascar

chewing gum

nKaugummi m or nt

chewing gum

[ˈtʃuːɪŋˌgʌm] nchewing-gum m inv, gomma (americana or da masticare)

chewing gum

عِلْك žvýkačka tyggegummi Kaugummi τσίχλα chicle purukumi chewing-gum žvakaća guma gomma da masticare チューインガム kauwgum tyggegummi guma do żucia goma de mascar, pastilha elástica жевательная резинка tuggummi หมากฝรั่ง çiklet kẹo cao su 口香糖

chewing gum

n chicle m
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