stum

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

stum (countable and uncountable, plural stums)

  1. unfermented grape juice; must
    • Ben Jonson
      Let our wines, without mixture of stum, be all fine.
    • Dryden
      And with thy stum ferment their fainting cause.
  2. Wine revived by new fermentation, resulting from the admixture of must.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Hudibras to this entry?)

Verb[edit]

stum (third-person singular simple present stums, present participle stuming, simple past and past participle stumed)

  1. (transitive) to ferment
  2. (transitive) to renew (wine etc.) by mixing must with it and raising a new fermentation
    We stum our wines to renew their spirits. — Floyer.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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Latvian[edit]

Verb[edit]

stum

  1. 2nd person singular present indicative form of stumt
  2. 2nd person singular imperative form of stumt

Swedish[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

stum

  1. mute; unable to speak

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