Engorging
Engorge En*gorge", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Engorged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Engorging}.] [Pref. en- + gorge: cf. F. engorger to obstruct, cram.] 1. To gorge; to glut. --Mir. for Mag. [1913 Webster]

2. To swallow with greediness or in large quantities; to devour. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]


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  • engorge — engorgement, n. /en gawrj /, v.t., v.i., engorged, engorging. 1. to swallow greedily; glut or gorge. 2. Pathol. to congest with blood. [1505 15; < MF engorger. See EN 1, GORGE] * * * …   Universalium

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  • engorge — 1510s, from Fr. engorger to obstruct, block, congest, O.Fr. engorgier to swallow, devour, from en (see EN (Cf. en ) (1)) + gorge throat (see GORGE (Cf. gorge)). Probably originally in reference to hawks. Related: Engorged; engorging …   Etymology dictionary

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