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gargle


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gargle  \Gar"gle\,  n.  (Arch.) 
  See  {Gargoyle}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gargle  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gargle  \Gar"gle\,  n. 
  A  liquid,  as  water  or  some  medicated  preparation,  used  to 
  cleanse  the  mouth  and  throat,  especially  for  a  medical 
  effect. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gargoyle  \Gar"goyle\,  n.  [OE.  garguilie  gargouille  cf  Sp 
  g['a]rgola,  prob.  fr  the  same  source  as  F.  gorge  throat, 
  influenced  by  L.  gargarizare  to  gargle.  See  {Gorge}  and  cf 
  {Gargle},  {Gargarize}.]  (Arch.) 
  A  spout  projecting  from  the  roof  gutter  of  a  building,  often 
  carved  grotesquely.  [Written  also  {gargle},  {gargyle},  and 
  {gurgoyle}.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gargle 
  n  1:  a  medicated  solution  used  for  gargling  and  rinsing  the  mouth 
  [syn:  {mouthwash}] 
  2:  the  sound  produced  while  gargling 
  v  1:  utter  with  gargling  or  burbling  sounds 
  2:  rinse  one's  mouth  and  throat  with  mouthwash;  "gargle  with 
  this  liquid"  [syn:  {rinse}] 




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