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From French engorger, from Old French engorgier
engorge (third-person singular simple present engorges, present participle engorging, simple past and past participle engorged)
- (transitive) To devour something greedily, gorge, glut.
2006, Edwin Black, chapter 2, in Internal Combustion:
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.
- (intransitive) To feed ravenously.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Milton to this entry?)
- (pathology) To fill excessively with a body liquid, especially blood.
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- first-person singular present indicative of engorger
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- second-person singular imperative of engorger