Engorge
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Engorge
See also: engorgé

English

Etymology

From French engorger, from Old French engorgier

Pronunciation

Verb

engorge (third-person singular simple present engorges, present participle engorging, simple past and past participle engorged)

  1. (transitive) To devour something greedily, gorge, glut.
    • 2006, Edwin Black, chapter 2, in Internal Combustion[1]:
      One typical Grecian kiln engorged one thousand muleloads of juniper wood in a single burn. Fifty such kilns would devour six thousand metric tons of trees and brush annually.
  2. (intransitive) To feed ravenously.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Milton to this entry?)
  3. (pathology) To fill excessively with a body liquid, especially blood.

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Translations

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Anagrams


French

Verb

engorge

  1. first-person singular present indicative of engorger
  2. third-person singular present indicative of engorger
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of engorger
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of engorger
  5. second-person singular imperative of engorger

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