Gar"gle (?), n. Arch.

See Gargoyle.

 

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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.

 

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Gar"gle, n.

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

 

© Webster 1913.

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