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But this year’s wet winter created a record Sierra Nevada snowpack, and the melt has engorged the river with swift, frigid water.
Once engorged, the balloon will take flight for 4 to 7 days, dangling a gondola with World View's own weather instruments and—get this—a Kentucky Fried Chicken sandwich paid for by the fast-food chain.
With the hot weather, Washingtonians will likely seek out rivers and lakes for swimming, which should be engorged with melted snowpack from the mountains.
But nearly any sort of blockage can wreak havoc on a roadway engorged with vehicles, mushrooming into delays for thousands of drivers and passengers.
Our third shift on Schoolhouse, Dalton watched from across the canyon as a fire whirl engorged, swelling into a fire spout funneling hundreds of feet above the ground fire.
This blood-engorged tick, just 2.5-millimeters long, belongs to the genus Amblyomma. Two small puncture wounds in its back allowed a minute amount of blood to trickle out, and were likely the result of being unceremoniously plucked from its feast.
Then again, movie fights can certainly go pear-shaped when technology is funneled down our gullets with liver-engorging force.
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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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