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Topic: DAILY LIFE

Date: 1500-1600
Language: French
Origin: gargouiller, from Old French gargouille; GARGOYLE

gargle

1 verb
     
gar‧gle1 [intransitive]
D to clean the inside of your mouth and throat by blowing air through water or medicine in the back of your throat
gargle with
Gargling with salt water may help your sore throat.
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