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gargle

 [gahr´g'l]
1. a solution for rinsing the mouth and throat.
2. to rinse the mouth and throat by holding a solution in the open mouth and agitating it by expulsion of air from the lungs.

gar·gle

(gar'gĕl),
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. It is therapeutically ineffective.
2. A medicated fluid used for gargling; a throat wash.
[O. Fr. fr. L. gurgulio, gullet, windpipe]

gargle

/gar·gle/ (gahr´g'l)
1. a solution for rinsing mouth and throat.
2. to rinse the mouth and throat by holding a solution in the open mouth and agitating it by expulsion of air from the lungs.

gargle

(gär′gəl)
v. gar·gled, gar·gling, gar·gles
v.intr.
1. To force exhaled air through a liquid held in the back of the mouth, with the head tilted back, in order to cleanse or medicate the mouth or throat.
2. To produce the sound of gargling when speaking or singing.
v.tr.
1. To rinse or medicate (the mouth or throat) by gargling.
2. To circulate or apply (a medicine or solution) by gargling.
3. To utter with a gargling sound.
n.
1. A medicated solution for gargling.
2. A gargling sound.

gargle

[gär′gəl]
Etymology: Fr, gargouille, drainpipe
1 v, to hold and agitate a liquid at the back of the throat by tilting the head backward and forcing air through the solution. The procedure is used for cleansing or medicating the mouth and oropharynx.
2 n, a solution used to rinse the mouth and oropharynx.

gargle

noun A liquid preparation of H2O or other substance used as an intraoral wash (e.g., for sore throat), which is not intended to be ingested.
 
verb To tilt an opened and fluid-filled mouth upwards, allowing air to emanate from the trachea, resulting in a gurgling sound.

gargle

noun A liquid preparation of H2O2 or other substance used as an intraoral wash–eg, for sore throat, which is not intended to be ingested verbTo tilt an opened and fluid, often mouthwash-filled mouth heavenwards, allowing air to emanate from the trachea, resulting in a gurgling sound

gar·gle

(gahr'gĕl)
1. To rinse the fauces with fluid 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.
[O. Fr. fr. L. gurgulio, gullet, windpipe]

gar·gle

(gahr'gĕl)
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. It is therapeutically ineffective.
2. A medicated fluid used for gargling.
[O. Fr. fr. L. gurgulio, gullet, windpipe]
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Two hours after surgery, about 25 percent of patients who used the licorice gargle had a sore throat, compared to 75 percent of those who gargled with water.
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Between songs, he gargled and mumbled into the mic before finally losing his voice and staggering off halfway through a song.