Definition of Gargle

1. Noun. A medicated solution used for gargling and rinsing the mouth.

Exact synonyms: Mouthwash
Generic synonyms: Solution



2. Verb. Utter with gargling or burbling sounds.
Generic synonyms: Emit, Let Loose, Let Out, Utter

3. Noun. The sound produced while gargling.
Generic synonyms: Sound

4. Verb. Rinse one's mouth and throat with mouthwash. "Gargle with this liquid"
Exact synonyms: Rinse
Generic synonyms: Lave, Wash

Definition of Gargle

1. n. See Gargoyle.

2. v. t. 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.

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

Definition of Gargle

1. Verb. (intransitive) to clean one's mouth by holding water or some other liquid in the back of the mouth and blowing air out from the lungs ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) to make a sound like the one made while gargling ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) to clean a specific part of the body by gargling (almost always ''throat'' or ''mouth'') ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) to use (a liquid) for purposes of cleaning one's mouth or throat by gargling. ¹

5. Verb. to make a gargling sound. ¹

6. Noun. a liquid used for gargling ¹

7. Noun. the sound of gargling ¹

8. Noun. (slang) lager, drink ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gargle

1. to rinse the mouth or throat [v -GLED, -GLING, -GLES]

Medical Definition of Gargle

1. 1. To rinse the fauces with fluid in the mouth through which expired breath is forced to produce a bubbling effect while the head is held far back. 2. A medicated fluid used for gargling; a throat wash. Origin: O. Fr. Fr. L. Gurgulio, gullet, windpipe (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gargle

gargantua
gargantuan
gargantuan mastitis
gargantuanly
gargantuas
gargarism
gargarisms
gargarize
gargarized
gargarizes
gargarizing
garget
gargets
gargety
gargil
gargle (current term)
gargle-factory
gargled
gargler
garglers
gargles
gargling
gargling fluid
gargol
gargouillade
gargouillades
gargoulette
gargoulettes
gargoyle
gargoyle cell

Literary usage of Gargle

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Domestic Medicine: Or, a Treatise on the Prevention and Cure of Diseases by by William Buchan (1798)
"Attenuating gargle. Take of water, fix ounces; honey, one ounce ; nitre, a drachm and a half. Mix them. This cooling gargle may be ufed either in the ..."

2. A Universal formulary: Containing the Methods of Preparing and Administering by Robert Eglesfeld Griffith (1866)
"gargle sage, 408. Vinegar sage, 408. Vinegar elder flowers, 408. ... Cinnamon gargle, 193. gargle of persimmon, 220. gargle of ..."

3. Cooley's Cyclopædia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the by Arnold James Cooley, W. North (1892)
"Used in the same cases as mercurial gargle. gargle, Deter'gent. Syn. ... A good gargle for scurvy of the fauces and pharynx, vulgarly called the ' inward ..."

4. Manual of Diseases of the Ear, Nose, and Throat by John Johnson Kyle (1911)
"gargle.—Unless used scientifically, solutions prescribed for this method of treatment are of little value, especially in the treatment of the posterior ..."

5. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"Let those which only warble long, And gargle in their throats a song, ... [< gargle!, „.] Any liquid preparation for rinsing the mouth and throat. ..."

6. Therapeutics, Materia Medica, and Pharmacy: Including the Special by Samuel Otway Lewis Potter (1909)
"Capsicum, 5j of tincture to Oh aqua; as gargle, in some sore and malignant sore throats (R ... Myrrh the tincture as a gargle for ulcerated sore throat (P). ..."

7. Domestic Medicine: Or, a Treatise on the Prevention and Cure of Diseases by by William Buchan (1798)
"Attenuating gargle. Take of water, fix ounces; honey, one ounce ; nitre, a drachm and a half. Mix them. This cooling gargle may be ufed either in the ..."

8. A Universal formulary: Containing the Methods of Preparing and Administering by Robert Eglesfeld Griffith (1866)
"gargle sage, 408. Vinegar sage, 408. Vinegar elder flowers, 408. ... Cinnamon gargle, 193. gargle of persimmon, 220. gargle of ..."

9. Cooley's Cyclopædia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the by Arnold James Cooley, W. North (1892)
"Used in the same cases as mercurial gargle. gargle, Deter'gent. Syn. ... A good gargle for scurvy of the fauces and pharynx, vulgarly called the ' inward ..."

10. Manual of Diseases of the Ear, Nose, and Throat by John Johnson Kyle (1911)
"gargle.—Unless used scientifically, solutions prescribed for this method of treatment are of little value, especially in the treatment of the posterior ..."

11. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"Let those which only warble long, And gargle in their throats a song, ... [< gargle!, „.] Any liquid preparation for rinsing the mouth and throat. ..."

12. Therapeutics, Materia Medica, and Pharmacy: Including the Special by Samuel Otway Lewis Potter (1909)
"Capsicum, 5j of tincture to Oh aqua; as gargle, in some sore and malignant sore throats (R ... Myrrh the tincture as a gargle for ulcerated sore throat (P). ..."

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