[ en-gawrj-muhnt ]
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  1. congestion of the vessels or ducts of a part of the body with blood, milk, or other bodily fluid: Midwives may use acupressure techniques to reduce breast engorgement after delivery.

  2. the act of feeding on something greedily or excessively: In cows and other ruminants, engorgement on grain can lead to hyperacidity and impaired microbial digestion.

  1. the condition of being flooded, overfilled, or oversupplied: The reef just below Station 54 is the probable cause of the engorgement of the river during its high phase.Speculators took advantage of deregulation and the parasitic engorgement of the financial world.

Origin of engorgement

First recorded in 1605–15; engorge + -ment

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