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engorge

[ en-gawrj ]
/ ɛnˈgɔrdʒ /
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verb (used with or without object), en·gorged, en·gorg·ing.

to swallow greedily; glut or gorge.
Pathology. to congest with blood.

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Origin of engorge

From the Middle French word engorger, dating back to 1505–15. See en-1, gorge1
en·gorge·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for engorge

engorge
/ (ɪnˈɡɔːdʒ) /

verb (tr)

pathol to congest with blood
to eat (food) ravenously or greedily
to gorge (oneself); glut; satiate
engorgement, noun
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Medical definitions for engorge

engorge
[ ĕn-gôrj ]

v.

To fill to excess, as with blood or other fluid.
en•gorgement n.
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