disgorge

verb dis·gorge \ (ˌ)dis-ˈgȯrj \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of disgorge

transitive verb
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 (the stomach, mouth, etc.)
intransitive verb
:to discharge contents
  • where the river disgorges into the sea

Examples of disgorge in a Sentence

  1. We watched the airplane disgorging its passengers at the gate.

  2. The damaged ship disgorged thousands of gallons of oil into the bay.

  3. The river disgorges into the ocean just south of the city.

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Origin and Etymology of disgorge

Middle French desgorger, from des- dis- + gorge gorge

disgorge Synonyms


DISGORGE Defined for English Language Learners

disgorge

verb

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


Law Dictionary

disgorge

transitive verb dis·gorge \ dis-ˈgȯrj \

legal Definition of disgorge

disgorged; disgorging
: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

disgorgement

noun


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