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 mix up or distort to such an extent as to make misleading or incomprehensible: She garbled all the historical facts.
- To scramble (a signal or message), as by erroneous encoding or faulty transmission.
- Archaic To sort out; cull.
- The act or an instance of garbling.