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[dis-gawrj] /dɪsˈgɔrdʒ/
verb (used with object), disgorged, disgorging.
to eject or throw out from the throat, mouth, or stomach; vomit forth.
to surrender or yield (something, especially something illicitly obtained).
to discharge forcefully or as a result of force.
verb (used without object), disgorged, disgorging.
to eject, yield, or discharge something.
1470-80; < Middle French desgorger, equivalent to des- dis-1 + -gorger, derivative of gorge throat; see gorge
Related forms
disgorgement, noun
disgorger, noun
undisgorged, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for disgorged
  • Thrice each day the water rushed into a frightful chasm, and thrice was disgorged.
  • Claimants who fail to meet this deadline will not receive any distributions of disgorged profits.
  • If you fail to meet this deadline, you will not receive any distributions of disgorged profits.
  • The return of the disgorged fees to the estate was appropriate as a matter of law.
  • The indigestible parts are formed into pellets and disgorged at roosting or nesting sites.
  • It is clear that this court has the power to deny fees and to require all fees paid to be disgorged.
  • Today, the airport where once military cargo planes disgorged aid has undergone a facelift and expansion.
  • Based on such failures, the court denied fees and ordered collected fees disgorged.
British Dictionary definitions for disgorged


to throw out (swallowed food, etc) from the throat or stomach; vomit
to discharge or empty of (contents)
(transitive) to yield up unwillingly or under pressure
(transitive) (angling) to remove (a hook) from the mouth or throat of (a fish)
Derived Forms
disgorgement, noun
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Word Origin and History for disgorged



late 15c., from Old French desgorgier "to disgorge, pour out," from des- (see dis-) + gorge "throat" (see gorge). Related: Disgorged; disgorging; disgorgement.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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