engorgement

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n engorgement eating ravenously or voraciously to satiation
    • n engorgement congestion with blood "engorgement of the breast"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Engorgement (Med) An overfullness or obstruction of the vessels in some part of the system; congestion.
    • Engorgement The act of swallowing greedily; a devouring with voracity; a glutting.
    • Engorgement (Metal) The clogging of a blast furnace.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n engorgement The act of swallowing greedily; a devouring with voracity.
    • n engorgement In pathology, the state of being filled to excess, as the vessels of an organ with blood; hyperemia; congestion.
    • n engorgement In metallurgy, the partial choking up of a blast-furnace by an accumulation of material not thoroughly fused. Ordinarily called scaffolding.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Engorgement the act of swallowing greedily:
    • n Engorgement (med.) an obstruction of the vessels in some part of the system
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. engorgement,

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
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
It may, however, become engorged and inflamed from injury.
"The Veterinarian" by Chas. J. Korinek
Its substance was soft, engorged with dark blood, and easily torn.
"An Investigation into the Nature of Black Phthisis" by Archibald Makellar
Hence a sudden change of feed may produce engorgement colic.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
This method can be promptly used, provided the pupil does not attempt to engorge or cloy his mind by undertaking too much at a time at first.
"Assimilative Memory" by Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
Dazzled with their blinding beauty, we saw ravines engorged with flowers.
"The Goddess of Atvatabar" by William R. Bradshaw
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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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