Definition of


  1. (noun, event) the sound produced while gargling
  2. (noun, substance) a medicated solution used for gargling and rinsing the mouth
  3. (verb, body) rinse one's mouth and throat with mouthwash
  4. (verb, communication) utter with gargling or burbling sounds

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Synonyms of Gargle

mouthwash, rinse

Alternate forms of Gargle

Derivations: gargle

Hypernyms: emit, lave, let loose, let out, solution, sound, utter, wash

Origin of the word Gargle

  1. 1527, from M.Fr. gargouiller "to gurgle, bubble," from O.Fr. gargouille "throat, waterspout," perhaps from garg-, imitative of throat sounds, + *goule dial. for "mouth," from L. gula "throat." more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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