engorge

verb en·gorge \ in-ˈgȯrj , 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

engorgement

play \in-ˈgȯrj-mənt, en-\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of engorge

Middle French engorgier, from Old French, to devour, from en- + gorge throat — more at gorge


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engorge

verb en·gorge \ in-ˈgȯ(ə)rj \

medical Definition of engorge

engorged; engorging
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

engorgement

play \-mənt\ noun

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