verb (used without object), gar·gled, gar·gling.
verb (used with object), gar·gled, gar·gling.
Origin of gargle
Related formsgar·gler, noun
Examples from the Web for gargles
Gargles, sprays, and inhalations are often ordered for sore throats and colds.
Adults may use washes, gargles, or sprays of solutions of sodium borate or of sodium bicarbonate.
He practised all sorts of amiable deceptions upon his patients,—making them take medicine in salad and gargles in beer.Ocean's Story; or Triumphs of Thirty Centuries|Edward Rowland
The medico was called in, who prescribed bleeding and gargles and removal from the confined air of the prison.A History of The Inquisition of Spain; vol. 2,|Henry Charles Lea
As a rule the gargles do not aid in the cure of the disease, though they contribute to the comfort of the patient.The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.)|Grant Hague