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Gargarize

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To Gargari'ze. v.a. [γαργαρίζω; gargariser, French.] To wash the mouth with medicated liquors.

Vinegar, put to the nostrils, or gargarized, doth ease the hiccough; for that it is astringent, and inhibiteth the motion of the spirit. Bacon's Natural History.

This being relaxed, may make a shaking of the larynx; as when we gargarize. Holder's Elements of Speech.

Sources: Bacon, Francis (396) · Holder, William (38)

Attributes: French (385) · Greek (126) · Verb Active (289)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Gargarize." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: January 29, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=8160.


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