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Meaning of GARGLE

Pronunciation:  'gârgul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the sound produced while gargling
  2. [n]  a medicated solution used for gargling and rinsing the mouth
  3. [v]  rinse one's mouth and throat with mouthwash; "gargle with this liquid"
  4. [v]  utter with gargling or burbling sounds

GARGLE is a 6 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: mouthwash, rinse
 See Also: emit, lave, let loose, let out, solution, sound, utter, wash



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Gar"gle\, n. (Arch.)
    See {Gargoyle}.
  2. \Gar"gle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Garggled}, p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Gargling} (?).] [F. gargouiller to dabble, paddle,
    gargle. Cf. {Gargoyle}, {Gurgle}.]
    1. To wash or rinse, as the mouth or throat, particular the
       latter, agitating the liquid (water or a medicinal
       preparation) by an expulsion of air from the lungs.
    2. To warble; to sing as if gargling [Obs.] --Waller.
  3. \Gar"gle\, n.
    A liquid, as water or some medicated preparation, used to
    cleanse the mouth and throat, especially for a medical
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