gag

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gag

1. Med a surgical device for keeping the jaws apart, as during a tonsillectomy
2. Parliamentary procedure another word for closure

gag

Equivalent to choke, but connotes more disgust. "Hey, this is Fortran code. No wonder the C compiler gagged." See also barf.
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had quit using the Dingman Mouth Gag because his model was wobbly and difficult to adjust.
Sometimes called a Maunders Mouth gag used on pregnant ladies, it's a cone shaped wooden thing with a screw thread.
For prolonged operations, we recommend releasing the mouth gag for a few minutes after 2 hours in order to prevent ischemic changes in the tongue.
Something was then tied over the mouth gag and she heard a shout coming from underneath her, downstairs.