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adj. gem·mi·er, gem·mi·est
1. Full of or set with gems.
2. Glittering like a gem.
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(ˈdʒɛm i)

adj. -mi•er, -mi•est.
1. having gems; set with gems.
2. like a gem, esp. in being bright or sparkling.
gem′mi•ly, adv.
gem′mi•ness, n.
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