engorge

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verb en·gorge \in-ˈgȯrj, en-\

Definition of engorge

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  gorge, glut; especially :  to fill with blood to the point of congestion

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to suck blood to the limit of body capacity

engorgement

play \in-ˈgȯrj-mənt, en-\ noun

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 Dictionary

engorge

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verb en·gorge \in-ˈgȯ(ə)rj\

Medical Definition of engorge

engorged

;

engorging

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to fill with blood to the point of congestion the gastric mucosa was greatly engorged

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to suck blood to the limit of body capacity unconscious of the dog tick engorging on his right ankle—John Barth

engorgement

\-mənt\play noun

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