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Correct spelling: alum

Definition of alum:

  1. A double sulphate of aluminum and of an alkaline earth or ammonium; the potassium salt is official as alumen in the U. S. P., both the potassium and the ammonium salts in the B. P. Chemically, an alum is any one of the double salts formed by a combination of a sulphate of aluminum, iron, manganese, chromium, or gallium, on one side, with a sulphate of lithium, sodium, potassium, ammonium, caesium, or rubidium, on the other.
  2. A double sulphate of alumina and potash, & c., a salt of great use in medicine and the arts.
  3. To impregnate with alum.

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Examples of usage for alum:

  1. His mouth had been washed with a strong solution of alum and was to a certain degree fireproof. – Leo the Circus Boy by Ralph Bonehill
  2. Five years ago he was engaged in sending signals from Alum Bay, in the Isle of Wight, to Bournemouth, a distance of twelve or fourteen miles; and to- day he has conquered twice that number of hundred miles and succeeded in sending, not merely signals, but long messages of all descriptions over three thousand miles across the Atlantic. – Hertzian Wave Wireless Telegraphy by John Ambrose Fleming
  3. Yes, here they are: 'Stuff the nostrils with pulverized dried beef, or insert a small plug of cotton- wool, moistened with brandy, and rolled in alum – Adrift in the Ice-Fields by Charles W. Hall

Rhymes for alum:

  1. bum, chum, come, crumb, drum, dumb, glum, gum, hum, mum, numb, plum, plumb, rum, scum, slum, some, strum, sum, thumb, clum, from, grum, lum, mumm, stum, swum, um, yum, umm, maam, dum, gmbh, gumm, lumm, dumm, humm, lumb, crum, thum;
  2. become, succumb, hallam, callum;
  3. mccallum;