engorge


en·gorge

verb \in-ˈgrj, en-\

Definition of ENGORGE

transitive verb
:  gorge, glut; especially :  to fill with blood to the point of congestion
intransitive verb
:  to suck blood to the limit of body capacity
en·gorge·ment \-mənt\ noun

Origin of ENGORGE

Middle French engorgier, from Old French, to devour, from en- + gorge throat — more at gorge
First Known Use: 1515

en·gorge

verb \in-ˈg(ə)rj\   (Medical Dictionary)
en·gorgeden·gorg·ing

Medical Definition of ENGORGE

transitive verb
: to fill with blood to the point of congestion <the gastric mucosa was greatly engorged>
intransitive verb
: to suck blood to the limit of body capacity <unconscious of the dog tick engorging on his right ankle—John Barth>
en·gorge·ment \-mənt\ noun

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