Origin and Etymology of engorge
Middle French engorgier, from Old French, to devour, from en- + gorge throat — more at gorge
First Known Use: 1515
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>
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