Definition and Meanings for garble

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Part of Speech of garble

transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, noun

Etymology of garble

formerly, to pick out, sort, of. grabeler, for garbeler to examine precisely, garble spices, fr. ll. garbellare to sift; cf. sp. garbillar to sift, garbillo a coarse sieve, l. cribellum, dim. of cribrum sieve, akin to cernere to separate, sift (cf. e. discern); or perh. rather from ar. gharb, gharbil, sieve

Meaning of garble

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to sift or bolt, to separate the fine or valuable parts of from the coarse and useless parts, or from dros or dirt; as, to garble spices.
  • to pick out such parts of as may serve a purpose; to mutilate; to pervert; as, to garble a quotation; to garble an account.

as noun

  • refuse; rubbish.
  • impurities separated from spices, drugs, etc.; -- also called garblings.
  • No antonyms for garble

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