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Meaning of GARBLE

Pronunciation:  'gârbul

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story

GARBLE is a 6 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: distort, falsify, warp
 See Also: belie, mangle, misrepresent, murder, mutilate



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Gar"ble\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Garbled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Garbling}.] [Formerly, to pick out, sort, OF. grabeler, for
    garbeler to examine precisely, garble spices, fr. LL.
    garbellare to sift; cf. Sp. garbillar to sift, garbillo a
    coarse sieve, L. cribellum, dim. of cribrum sieve, akin to
    cernere to separate, sift (cf. E. {Discern}); or perh. rather
    from Ar. gharb[=a]l, gharbil, sieve.]
    1. To sift or bolt, to separate the fine or valuable parts of
       from the coarse and useless parts, or from dros or dirt;
       as, to garble spices. [Obs.]
    2. To pick out such parts of as may serve a purpose; to
       mutilate; to pervert; as, to garble a quotation; to garble
       an account.
  2. \Gar"ble\, n.
    1. Refuse; rubbish. [Obs.] --Wolcott.
    2. pl. Impurities separated from spices, drugs, etc.; -- also
       called {garblings}.
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