[ ri-gawrj ]
/ rɪˈgɔrdʒ /
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verb (used with object), re·gorged, re·gorg·ing.

to disgorge; cast up again.

verb (used without object), re·gorged, re·gorg·ing.

to rush back again; gush: The waters regorged.



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Origin of regorge

First recorded in 1595–1605, regorge is from the French word regorger, Middle French. See re-, gorge1
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Example sentences from the Web for regorge

  • 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

/ (rɪˈɡɔːdʒ) /


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

Word Origin for regorge

C17: from French regorger; see gorge
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