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GARGLE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does gargle mean? 

GARGLE (noun)
  The noun GARGLE has 2 senses:

1. a medicated solution used for gargling and rinsing the mouth
2. the sound produced while gargling

  Familiarity information: GARGLE used as a noun is rare.


GARGLE (verb)
  The verb GARGLE has 2 senses:

1. utter with gargling or burbling sounds
2. rinse one's mouth and throat with mouthwash

  Familiarity information: GARGLE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


GARGLE (noun)


Sense 1gargle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A medicated solution used for gargling and rinsing the mouth

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

gargle; mouthwash

Hypernyms ("gargle" is a kind of...):

solution (a homogeneous mixture of two or more substances; frequently (but not necessarily) a liquid solution)


Sense 2gargle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The sound produced while gargling

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Hypernyms ("gargle" is a kind of...):

sound (the sudden occurrence of an audible event)


GARGLE (verb)


Sense 1gargle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Utter with gargling or burbling sounds

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Hypernyms (to "gargle" is one way to...):

emit; let loose; let out; utter (express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2gargle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Rinse one's mouth and throat with mouthwash

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

gargle; rinse

Context example:

gargle with this liquid

Hypernyms (to "gargle" is one way to...):

lave; wash (cleanse (one's body) with soap and water)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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