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gagged

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Gag \Gag\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Gagged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gagging}.] [Prob. fr. W. cegio to choke or strangle, fr. ceg mouth, opening, entrance.]

1. To stop the mouth of, by thrusting sometimes in, so as to hinder speaking; hence, to silence by authority or by violence; not to allow freedom of speech to. --Marvell.

The time was not yet come when eloquence was to be gagged, and reason to be hood winked. --Maccaulay.

2. To pry or hold open by means of a gag.

Mouths gagged to such a wideness. --Fortescue (Transl.).

3. To cause to heave with nausea.


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