gargle


1gar·gle

verb \ˈgär-gəl\

: to clean your throat and mouth with a liquid that you move around in your throat and then spit out

gar·gledgar·gling \-g(ə-)liŋ\

Full Definition of GARGLE

transitive verb
1
a :  to hold (a liquid) in the mouth or throat and agitate with air from the lungs
b :  to cleanse or disinfect (the oral cavity) in this manner
2
:  to utter with a gargling sound
intransitive verb
1
:  to use a gargle
2
:  to speak or sing as if gargling

Examples of GARGLE

  1. He gargled with salt water.
  2. He gargled the salt water, then spit it out.

Origin of GARGLE

Middle French gargouiller, of imitative origin
First Known Use: 1527

2gargle

noun

: a liquid used for gargling

Full Definition of GARGLE

1
:  a liquid used in gargling
2
:  a sound of or like that of gargling

Examples of GARGLE

  1. a medicinal gargle used for sore throats

First Known Use of GARGLE

1629

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