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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The sound produced while swishing liquids in the throat; A medicated solution used for rinsing the mouth v. - Rinse one's mouth and throat with mouthwash; Utter with bubbly sounds.

Usage examples (35)
  • gargle with this liquid
  • Is it beer or is it listerine they're using to gargle?
  • Its infusion makes an excellent anti-putrescent gargle.
  • SEACREST: My mother would want you to go gargle with salt water. for more
Tutoring comment
  • Water will "gurgle" (water flowing with a gentle sound) from the mouth of the "gargoyle" (a carved stone figure). Note: Gargle means to medicate one's throat with a liquid medicine.
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