from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A whirling or surging motion, as of water.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Surging rise and fall; ebullient motion, as of boiling water.
Late Latin gurgitāre, to engulf (from Latin gurges, gurgit-, whirlpool) + -ation.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)