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engorge

[en-gawrj] /ɛnˈgɔrdʒ/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), engorged, engorging.
1.
to swallow greedily; glut or gorge.
2.
Pathology. to congest with blood.
Origin
1505-1515
1505-15; < Middle French engorger. See en-1, gorge
Related forms
engorgement, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for engorgement

engorge

/ɪnˈɡɔːdʒ/
verb (transitive)
1.
(pathol) to congest with blood
2.
to eat (food) ravenously or greedily
3.
to gorge (oneself); glut; satiate
Derived Forms
engorgement, noun
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Word Origin and History for engorgement
engorge
1510s, from Fr. engorger, from en- + gorge "throat" (see gorge). Probably originally in reference to hawks. Related: Engorged; engorgement.
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engorgement in Medicine

engorge en·gorge (ěn-gôrj')
v. en·gorged, en·gorg·ing, en·gorg·es
To fill to excess, as with blood or other fluid.


en·gorge'ment n.
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