Definitions for gargleˈgɑr gəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gar•gleˈgɑr gəl(v.; n.)-gled, -gling

  1. (v.i.)to wash or rinse the throat or mouth with a liquid held in the throat and kept in motion by a stream of air from the lungs.

  2. (v.t.)to gargle (the throat or mouth).

  3. to utter with a gargling sound.

  4. (n.)any liquid used for gargling.

  5. a gargling sound.

Origin of gargle:

1520–30; < MF gargouiller to gargle, rattle the throat, der. of gargouille throat; perh. imit.

gar′gler(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gargle, mouthwash(noun)

    a medicated solution used for gargling and rinsing the mouth

  2. gargle(verb)

    the sound produced while gargling

  3. gargle(verb)

    utter with gargling or burbling sounds

  4. gargle, rinse(verb)

    rinse one's mouth and throat with mouthwash

    "gargle with this liquid"

Wiktionary

  1. gargle(Noun)

    a liquid used for gargling

  2. gargle(Noun)

    the sound of gargling

  3. gargle(Noun)

    lager, drink

  4. gargle(Verb)

    to clean one's mouth by holding water or some other liquid in the back of the mouth and blowing air out from the lungs

  5. gargle(Verb)

    to make a sound like the one made while gargling

  6. gargle(Verb)

    to clean a specific part of the body by gargling (almost always throat or mouth)

  7. gargle(Verb)

    to use (a liquid) for purposes of cleaning one's mouth or throat by gargling.

    Every morning he gargled a little cheap Scotch.

  8. gargle(Verb)

    to make a gargling sound.

  9. Origin: From gargouiller, from gargouille. Compare gargoyle.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gargle(noun)

    see Gargoyle

  2. Gargle(verb)

    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

  3. Gargle(verb)

    to warble; to sing as if gargling

  4. Gargle(noun)

    a liquid, as water or some medicated preparation, used to cleanse the mouth and throat, especially for a medical effect


Translations for gargle

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

gargle(verb)

to wash the throat eg with a soothing liquid, by letting the liquid lie in the throat and breathing out against it.

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