Engorgement



[en-gawrj] /ɛnˈgɔrdʒ/

verb (used with or without object), engorged, engorging.
1.
to swallow greedily; glut or gorge.
2.
Pathology. to congest with blood.
/ɪnˈɡɔːdʒ/
verb (transitive)
1.
(pathol) to congest with blood
2.
to eat (food) ravenously or greedily
3.
to gorge (oneself); glut; satiate
n.

1610s, from engorge + -ment.
v.

1510s, from French engorger “to obstruct, block, congest,” Old French engorgier “to swallow, devour,” from en- (see en- (1)) + gorge “throat” (see gorge (n.)). Probably originally in reference to hawks. Related: Engorged; engorging.

engorge en·gorge (ěn-gôrj’)
v. en·gorged, en·gorg·ing, en·gorg·es
To fill to excess, as with blood or other fluid.
en·gorge’ment n.

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