Simple Definition of disgorge
: to empty whatever is in the stomach through the mouth
: to let out or release (something)
: to flow out
Full Definition of disgorge
1 a : to discharge by the throat and mouth : vomit b : to discharge or let go of rapidly or forcefully <the train disgorged its passengers> c : to give up on request or under pressure <refused to disgorge his ill-gotten gains>
2 : to discharge the contents of (as the stomach)
: to discharge contents <where the river disgorges into the sea>
Examples of disgorge in a sentence
We watched the airplane disgorging its passengers at the gate.
The damaged ship disgorged thousands of gallons of oil into the bay.
The river disgorges into the ocean just south of the city.
Origin and Etymology of disgorge
Middle French desgorger, from des- dis- + gorge gorge
First Known Use: 15th century
Legal Definition of disgorge
: to give up (as illegally gained profits) on request, under pressure, or by court order especially to prevent unjust enrichment <ordered a…salesman to disgorge about $468,000 he had earned by defrauding Iowa banks — National Law Journal>
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