Definition for GAR'GLE

GAR'GLE, v.t. [Fr. gargouiller, to paddle or dabble; It. gargagliare, to murmur; Eng. to gurgle; D. gorgelen; G. gurgeln; allied to gorge, gurges.]

  1. To wash the throat and mouth with a liquid preparation, which is kept from descending into the stomach by a gentle expiration of air.
  2. To warble; to play in the throat. [Unusual.] Waller.

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