Definition of disgorge
1a : to discharge by the throat and mouth : vomitb : to discharge or let go of rapidly or forcefully the train disgorged its passengersc : to give up on request or under pressure refused to disgorge his ill-gotten gains
2 : to discharge the contents of (the stomach, mouth, etc.)
: 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.
Recent Examples of disgorge from the Web
For many people this week, that reminder came in the form of a stomach-churning video that captured one snake disgorging another.
White shuttle-vans with the IDA logo – an infinity-sign in a triangle with the IDA acronym – pull up periodically, disgorging small scholarly groups of tweed- jacketed military-academic spooks.
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Origin and Etymology of disgorge
Middle French desgorger, from des- dis- + gorge gorge
First Known Use: 15th century
DISGORGE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of disgorge for English Language Learners
: to empty whatever is in the stomach through the mouth
: to let out or release (something)
: to flow out
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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