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From Latin (?) gargarizare, from Ancient Greek [Term?].


gargarize (third-person singular simple present gargarizes, present participle gargarizing, simple past and past participle gargarized)

  1. (obsolete) To gargle; to rinse or wash, as the mouth and throat.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for gargarize in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)