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[ dis-gawrj ]

verb (used with object)

, dis·gorged, dis·gorg·ing.
  1. to eject or throw out from the throat, mouth, or stomach; vomit forth.
  2. to surrender or yield (something, especially something illicitly obtained).
  3. to discharge forcefully or as a result of force.

verb (used without object)

, dis·gorged, dis·gorg·ing.
  1. to eject, yield, or discharge something.


/ dɪsˈɡɔːdʒ /


  1. to throw out (swallowed food, etc) from the throat or stomach; vomit
  2. to discharge or empty of (contents)
  3. tr to yield up unwillingly or under pressure
  4. tr angling to remove (a hook) from the mouth or throat of (a fish)
“Collins English Dictionary — Complete & Unabridged” 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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Derived Forms

  • disˈgorgement, noun
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Other Words From

  • dis·gorgement noun
  • dis·gorger noun
  • undis·gorged adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of disgorge1

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

The rapid shift to online retail means the streets are choked with trucks, some of which disgorge packages while parked in the bike lane.

Beyond hauling trees away, Air Cranes have been outfitted with forest fire-fighting equipment, able to quickly fill up a 2,650 gallon belly tank of water in just 45 seconds, and then disgorge those contents on a forest fire.

The settlement required Bartiromo to disgorge $93,731 in illicit gains and interest.

Courts eventually ordered the four men to pay roughly $1 million in disgorged profits and fines.

The wine is then disgorged — the yeast lees discarded — and topped off with a “dosage” of aged reserve wine with some added sugar.

It was forced to disgorge profits and pay a fine to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Any country that gives him refuge must be made to disgorge him, or else pay the severest price in sanctions.

The trustee wants JPMorgan Chase to disgorge $1 billion in profits and fees and another $5.4 billion in damages.

Then if I can't set this thing straight, if I can't make somebody disgorge your property, I must take you back with me.

Memory, however, refused to disgorge the details, and I could only gaze helplessly into the fire.

Zeus grew up, and by some means, suggested by Gaea, compelled Zeus to disgorge all his offspring.

They dreaded yet more the being forced to disgorge their spoil to appease the discontent.

The parents fly down and disgorge food, which is immediately devoured by the young ones.


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