engorge

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v engorge overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself "She stuffed herself at the dinner","The kids binged on ice cream"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Engorge To feed with eagerness or voracity; to stuff one's self with food.
    • Engorge To gorge; to glut.
    • Engorge To swallow with greediness or in large quantities; to devour.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • engorge To swallow; devour; gorge; properly, to swallow with greediness or in large quantities.
    • engorge To fill to excess; gorge; specifically, in medicine, to fill to excess with blood; cause hyperemia in.
    • engorge To devour; feed with eagerness or voracity.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Engorge en-gorj′ (Spens.) to devour, to glut
    • v.i Engorge (Milton) to feed voraciously
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. en-, + gorge,: cf. F. engorger, to obstruct, cram

Usage

In literature:

The veins of these parts became engorged, and subsequently blood oozed from them, the flow lasting several days.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
The process of engorgement is complete.
"The Prospector" by Ralph Connor
If internal piles come down at stool, do not allow them to remain and get engorged with blood.
"Epilepsy, Hysteria, and Neurasthenia" by Isaac G. Briggs
Culver rolled over, scrambled to his feet, and with his face and neck engorged with rage, came rushing at the horseman like a fury.
"The Furnace of Gold" by Philip Verrill Mighels
The changes observed are those of intense engorgement of the marrow, going on to greenish-yellow purulent infiltration.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
It removes engorgement or local impediments to the circulation.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
There is no engorgement of either lungs or brain.
"Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology" by W. G. Aitchison Robertson
In some cases one of the little veins becomes so engorged with blood that it bursts and allows the contained blood to escape.
"Herself" by E. B. Lowry
No other organs in the body are capable of such rapid and enormous engorgement.
"Plain Facts for Old and Young" by John Harvey Kellogg
Its substance was soft, engorged with dark blood, and easily torn.
"An Investigation into the Nature of Black Phthisis" by Archibald Makellar
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In news:

For fashion editors, all roads lead to September: this month's rag mags, engorged with advertisements, represent the triumph of the hypercapitalist ethos, the huge and the loud.
AP Photo In this undated photo released by the University of Florida, a common bedbug is engorged with blood after feeding on a human.
It works by engorging the clitoris with blood.
On June 22, the new mom, 31, uploaded a new picture that puts her engorged breasts front and center.
This ability to coordinate without " coordinating " will only become more important as political action committees become engorged with money that needs to be spent.
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