[ dis-gawrj ]
/ dɪsˈgɔrdʒ /

verb (used with object), dis·gorged, dis·gorg·ing.

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), dis·gorged, dis·gorg·ing.

to eject, yield, or discharge something.

Origin of disgorge

1470–80; < Middle French desgorger, equivalent to des- dis-1 + -gorger, derivative of gorge throat; see gorge1

Related forms

dis·gorge·ment, noundis·gorg·er, nounun·dis·gorged, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for disgorge


/ (dɪsˈɡɔːdʒ) /


to throw out (swallowed food, etc) from the throat or stomach; vomit
to discharge or empty of (contents)
(tr) to yield up unwillingly or under pressure
(tr) angling to remove (a hook) from the mouth or throat of (a fish)

Derived Forms

disgorgement, noun
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