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gargle

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verb gar·gle \ˈgär-gəl\

Simple Definition of gargle

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

Full Definition of gargle

gar·gledgar·gling play \-g(ə-)liŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. 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

  3. 2 :  to utter with a gargling sound

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to use a gargle

  6. 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


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gargle

noun gar·gle

Simple Definition of gargle

  • : a liquid used for gargling

Full Definition of gargle

  1. 1 :  a liquid used in gargling

  2. 2 :  a sound of or like that of gargling

Examples of gargle

  1. a medicinal gargle used for sore throats



1629

First Known Use of gargle

1629


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