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    circulating water in throat when you are sick

    It is a verb:
    to circulate salty water (or any other lotion or liquid) in your mouth when you have got cold, in order to make your throat smooth and make the itchy throat cooler.

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    Re: circulating water in throat when you are sick

    Quote Originally Posted by atabitaraf View Post
    It is a verb:
    to circulate salty water (or any other lotion or liquid) in your mouth when you have got cold, in order to make your throat smooth and make the itchy throat cooler.
    "To gargle"

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    Re: circulating water in throat when you are sick

    Gargling takes place at the point where your mouth meets your throat, and with your mouth open. I would say that you slosh or sloosh liquid around your closed mouth, coating your cheeks, gums and tongue with it.
    I agree, however, that gargling is more likely to be done when you have a sore throat.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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