[ 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 formsdis·gorge·ment, noundis·gorg·er, nounun·dis·gorged, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for disgorger (1 of 2)


/ (dɪsˈɡɔːdʒə) /


angling a thin notched metal implement for removing hooks from a fish

British Dictionary definitions for disgorger (2 of 2)


/ (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 Formsdisgorgement, noun
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Word Origin and History for disgorger



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

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