a light, usually thin, cooked cereal made by boiling meal, especially oatmeal, in water or milk.
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How to use gruel in a sentence
Good calves have been raised on gruels made of these meals, without any milk after the first two weeks.Soil Culture | J. H. Walden
The gruels are so many that we must wish Mr. Woodhouse had known of the book.The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened | Kenelm Digby
Gruels may be given to which skimmed milk may be added: later add the ordinary milk.
Later kumyss or matzoon can be tried, and finally thin gruels made with milk.
Very light nourishment should be taken during the day, composed of gruels and soups.
British Dictionary definitions for gruel
a drink or thin porridge, made by boiling meal, esp oatmeal, in water or milk
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