Word Origin See more synonyms for engorge on Thesaurus.com verb (used with or without object), en·gorged, en·gorg·ing. to swallow greedily; glut or gorge. . Pathology to congest with blood. Origin of engorge
dating back to
gorge 1 Related forms en·gorge·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for engorges pathol to congest with blood to eat (food) ravenously or greedily to gorge (oneself); glut; satiate Derived Forms engorgement, noun
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Word Origin and History for engorges engorge v.
1510s, from French
engorger "to obstruct, block, congest," Old French engorgier "to swallow, devour," from en- (see en- (1)) + gorge "throat" (see gorge (n.)). Probably originally in reference to hawks. Related: Engorged; engorging.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
engorge (ĕn-gôrj ′) To fill to excess, as with blood or other fluid. Related forms en•gorge ′ment n.
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