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gargle (v.)

1520s, from French gargouiller "to gurgle, bubble" (14c.), from Old French gargole "throat, waterspout," which is perhaps from garg-, imitative of throat sounds, + *goule, dialect word for "mouth," from Latin gula "throat." Related: Gargled; gargling. The earlier, native, form of the word was Middle English gargarize (early 15c.), from Latin gargarizare, from Greek gargarizein.

gargle (n.)

1650s, "liquid used in gargling," from gargle (v.).

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Definitions of gargle from WordNet
1
gargle (v.)
utter with gargling or burbling sounds;
gargle (v.)
rinse one's mouth and throat with mouthwash;
gargle with this liquid
Synonyms: rinse
2
gargle (n.)
a medicated solution used for gargling and rinsing the mouth;
Synonyms: mouthwash
gargle (n.)
the sound produced while gargling;
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