Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To wash or rinse, as the mouth, with any medicated liquor.-
  • To apply or use as a gargle.
  • Also spelled gargarise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb obsolete To gargle; to rinse or wash, as the mouth and throat.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb obsolete To gargle; to rinse or wash, as the mouth and throat.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Latin? gargarizare, from Ancient Greek.

Examples

  • The cross-eyed fellow was already on the platform; he began to tune the guitar, and six women sat down around him in a row, beginning to clap hands in time to the music; Tarugo rose from her seat and started a side dance, and was soon wiggling her hips convulsively; the singer commenced to gargarize softly; at intervals he would be silent and then nothing would be heard save the snapping of Tarugo's fingers and the clatter of her heels, which played the counterpoint.

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