- to swallow greedily; glut or gorge.
- Pathology. to congest with blood.
Origin of engorge
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Examples from the Web for engorgement
This engorgement has given rise to the term "kidney of pregnancy."The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation
He was sleeping off his Sunday engorgement in a porch chair.The Triumph of Virginia Dale
John Francis, Jr.
Congestion of the brain consists in an accumulation of blood in the vessels, also called hyperemia, or engorgement.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse
United States Department of Agriculture
General relaxed condition of muscles; engorgement of cerebral and pulmonary vessels.Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
W. G. Aitchison Robertson
Nevertheless, it has nutritive qualities vastly superior to our ice cream, and stomach pains rarely follow an engorgement.My Attainment of the Pole
Frederick A. Cook
- pathol to congest with blood
- to eat (food) ravenously or greedily
- to gorge (oneself); glut; satiate
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Word Origin and History for engorgement
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- To fill to excess, as with blood or other fluid.
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