Part of speech: verb

( 1) To rinse ( the throat) with a liquid agitated by air from the windpipe.

Part of speech: verb

( 2) To use as a gargle.

Part of speech: noun

A liquid for gargling.

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Usage examples "gargle":

  1. During the attack, it is advisable not to attempt to brush the teeth, gargle, or even drink cold water. - "The Mother and Her Child", William S. Sadler Lena K. Sadler.
  2. After each course of treatment, he had " beaten it," although he must gargle whisky, through a deadly sickness, in order to get back into the habit again. - "The Readjustment", Will Irwin.
  3. And do you have to gargle peroxide of hydrogen? - "Blue Bonnet's Ranch Party", C. E. Jacobs Edyth Ellerbeck Read.