The removal of gum from a material, especially the removal of sericin from silk or phospholipids etc. from vegetable oils(noun)
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Use "degumming" in a sentence
"In common with Nivelle, both were leaders who had earned their way in battle, which was promoting the efficient and shelving or "degumming," in the army phrase, the inefficient."
"The first steps of the refining process, that is, degumming, neutralization, and bleaching, hardly modified the fatty acid profile."
"The presence of a high percentage of these components make the decorticated line fiber stiff and brittle The major objective in degumming is to separate the individual fibers and make them soft and clean without sacrificing fiber strength and other good characteristics."