Dictionary.com

regorge

[ ri-gawrj ]
/ r瑟藞g蓴rd蕭 /
Save This Word!

verb (used with object), re路gorged, re路gorg路ing.
to disgorge; cast up again.
verb (used without object), re路gorged, re路gorg路ing.
to rush back again; gush: The waters regorged.
QUIZ
THINGAMABOB OR THINGUMMY: CAN YOU DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THE US AND UK TERMS IN THIS QUIZ?
Do you know the difference between everyday US and UK terminology? Test yourself with this quiz on words that differ across the Atlantic.
Question 1 of 7
In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as鈥

Origin of regorge

First recorded in 1595鈥1605, regorge is from the French word regorger, Middle French. See re-, gorge1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 漏 Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use regorge in a sentence

  • As to finding p. 246them out to make them regorge that was out of the question.

  • Paris is what, in figurative speech, they call 'flooded with pamphlets (regorge de brochures);' flooded and eddying again.

    The French Revolution|Thomas Carlyle

British Dictionary definitions for regorge

regorge
/ (r瑟藞伞蓴藧d蕭) /

verb
(tr) to vomit up; disgorge
(intr) (esp of water) to flow or run back

Word Origin for regorge

C17: from French regorger; see gorge
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK