mouthwash
mouthwash mouthwash n. a medicated solution used for gargling and rinsing the mouth.

Syn: gargle. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • mouthwash — (n.) also mouth wash, 1840, from MOUTH (Cf. mouth) (n.) + WASH (Cf. wash) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • mouthwash — ► NOUN ▪ an antiseptic liquid for rinsing the mouth or gargling …   English terms dictionary

  • mouthwash — [mouth′wôsh΄] n. a flavored, often antiseptic liquid used for rinsing the mouth or for gargling …   English World dictionary

  • Mouthwash — This article is about the hygiene product. For the Kate Nash song, see Mouthwash (song). For the ska punk band, see Mouthwash (band). Mouthwash or mouth rinse is a product used to enhance oral hygiene. Some manufacturers of mouthwash claim that… …   Wikipedia

  • mouthwash — UK [ˈmaʊθˌwɒʃ] / US [ˈmaʊθˌwɔʃ] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms mouthwash : singular mouthwash plural mouthwashes a liquid used for cleaning your mouth and making your breath smell good …   English dictionary

  • mouthwash — n. liquor; a drink of liquor. □ I could use a shot of that mouthwash. □ You could use a little mouthwash after that long trip, I bet …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • mouthwash — [[t]ma͟ʊθwɒʃ[/t]] mouthwashes N MASS Mouthwash is a liquid that you put in your mouth and then spit out in order to clean your mouth and make your breath smell pleasant …   English dictionary

  • mouthwash — burnos ploviklis statusas Aprobuotas sritis farmacinės formos apibrėžtis Vartoti ant burnos gleivinės skirtas skystas vandeninio tirpalo preparatas. Negalima nuryti. Burnos ploviklis gali turėti pagalbinių medžiagų, kurios padaro tirpalo pH kiek… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • mouthwash — noun Date: 1840 a usually antiseptic liquid preparation for cleaning the mouth and teeth or freshening the breath …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mouthwash — /mowth wawsh , wosh /, n. a solution, often containing antiseptic, astringent, and breath sweetening agents, used for cleansing the mouth and teeth, and for gargling. Also called collutory, collutorium. [1830 40; MOUTH + WASH] * * * …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”