A whirling or surging motion, as of water.
[Late Latin gurgitāre, to engulf (from Latin gurges, gurgit-, whirlpool) + -ation.]
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surging or swirling motion, esp of water
[C16: from Late Latin gurgitātus engulfed, from gurgitāre to engulf, from Latin gurges whirlpool]
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