- a solution, often containing antiseptic, astringent, and breath-sweetening agents, used for cleansing the mouth and teeth, and for gargling.
Origin of mouthwash
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Examples from the Web for mouthwash
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August 9, 2012
- a medicated aqueous solution, used for gargling and for cleansing the mouth
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Word Origin and History for mouthwash
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A medicated liquid for cleaning the mouth and treating diseased mucous membranes.collutory
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