What is another word for Gargling?

Pronunciation: [ɡˈɑːɡlɪŋ] (IPA)

Gargling is the process of rinsing one's mouth and throat with liquid, often for medicinal purposes or to freshen breath. Other synonyms for gargling include swishing, rinsing, gargation, rinsate, and mouthwash. Swishing is often used to describe a quick, back-and-forth motion with the liquid in the mouth, while gargation is a medical term that refers specifically to gargling for therapeutic purposes. Rinsate and mouthwash are both commonly used terms for a liquid that is specifically formulated for rinsing the mouth, while rinsing is a more general term that can be used for a variety of liquid-swishing activities, including washing one's face and cleaning dishes.

What are the hypernyms for Gargling?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Gargling

The Kalkis uttered a yelp, followed by a Gargling cry ending in a portentous hiccough.
William McFee
Hradzka made gestures at his mouth and ears and made Gargling sounds; the newcomer shrugged and motioned him to come with him, at the same time producing a pair of handcuffs from his belt and jingling them suggestively.
"Flight From Tomorrow"
Henry Beam Piper
He dressed silently, but she could hear him tiptoeing about, and finally lay with her hands clenched against the Gargling noises that came through the closed door of the bathroom.
"Star-Dust A Story of an American Girl"
Fannie Hurst

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