gargle vs rinse what difference

what is difference between gargle and rinse

English

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɡɑɹɡəl/
  • Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)ɡəl

Etymology 1

From Old French gargouiller (to gargle), from gargouille (throat). Compare gargoyle.

Verb

gargle (third-person singular simple present gargles, present participle gargling, simple past and past participle gargled)

  1. (intransitive) to clean one’s mouth by holding water or some other liquid in the back of the mouth and blowing air out from the lungs
  2. (intransitive) to make a sound like the one made while gargling
  3. (transitive) to clean a specific part of the body by gargling (almost always throat or mouth)
  4. (transitive) to use (a liquid) for purposes of cleaning one’s mouth or throat by gargling.
    Every morning he gargled a little cheap Scotch.
Translations

Noun

gargle (plural gargles)

  1. a liquid used for gargling
    • 1861, Young’s Demonstrative Translation of Scientific Secrets:
      Take of borax 1 drm., tinc. of myrrh 1/2 oz., clarified honey 1 oz., rose or distilled water, 4 oz.; mix. To be used as a gargle or mouth wash in sore mouth or affection of the gums.
  2. the sound of gargling
  3. (slang) lager, drink
Synonyms
  • mouthwash
Derived terms
  • gargle-factory
Translations

Etymology 2

Noun

gargle (plural gargles)

  1. Obsolete form of gargoyle.

Anagrams

  • gregal, lagger, raggle


English

Etymology

From Middle English rinsen, rensen, rinshen, rencen (to rinse), partly from Old Norse hreinsa (to rinse); and partly from Old French rincier, rinser, reinser (to rinse), Old Northern French raïncer, raïncier (to rinse, cleanse), from Old Norse hreinsa (to rinse, cleanse), from Proto-Germanic *hrainisōną (to clean, purify), from Proto-Indo-European *krey- (to separate, divide). Cognate with Danish rense (to purify), Norwegian rense (to cleanse), Swedish rensa (to purge, clear, wipe clean), Old High German reinisōn (to clean, purify, atone), German rein (pure, clean), Gothic ???????????????????????? (hrains, clean). More at riddle.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɹɪns/
  • Rhymes: -ɪns
  • (dated, regional US) IPA(key): /ɹɛns/

Verb

rinse (third-person singular simple present rinses, present participle rinsing, simple past and past participle rinsed)

  1. (transitive) To wash (something) quickly using water and no soap.
    You’d better rinse that stain before putting the shirt in the washing machine.
  2. (transitive) To remove soap from (something) using water.
    Rinse the dishes after you wash them.
  3. (Britain, slang) To thoroughly defeat in an argument, fight or other competition.

Derived terms

  • rinse off
  • rinse out

Translations

Noun

rinse (plural rinses)

  1. The action of rinsing.
    I’ll just give this knife a quick rinse.
  2. A liquid used to rinse, now particularly a hair dye.
    I had a henna rinse yesterday.

Synonyms

  • (rinsing, a rinsing): lavatory
  • (anything used to rinse): lavatory, wash

Translations

References

Anagrams

  • ESRIN, Isner, Neris, Reins, Rines, Siner, Siren, reins, resin, rines, risen, serin, siren

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