from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To remove gum from; free from gum or a gummy substance, or from stickiness; degum.


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  • The average American homebuyer can get a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage at 4.73 per cent this week, far below the 5.78 per cent of a year ago, reflecting the success of the Fed's moves to ungum the mortgage markets, which had been stubbornly refusing to pass on lower official interest rates until recently.


  • They need to figure out what will ungum the gummed flow of transactions between banks.

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  • Your senators have ridden to the rescue and approved a piece of legislation that should ungum the credit crunch.

    Warren Ellis


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