• a liquid used for gargling
  • Obsolete form of gargoyle.
  • (slang) lager, drink
  • the sound of gargling


  • (intransitive) to make a sound like the one made while gargling
  • (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
  • (transitive) to use (a liquid) for purposes of cleaning one's mouth or throat by gargling.

    "Every morning he gargled a little cheap Scotch."

  • (transitive) to clean a specific part of the body by gargling (almost always throat or mouth)

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