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en·gorge

 (ĕn-gôrj′)
v. en·gorged, en·gorg·ing, en·gorg·es
v.tr.
1. To devour greedily.
2. To gorge; glut.
3. To fill to excess, as with blood or other fluid.
v.intr.
To feed ravenously.

[French engorger, from Old French engorgier : en-, in; see en-1 + gorge, throat; see gorge.]

en·gorge′ment n.

engorge

(ɪnˈɡɔːdʒ)
vb (tr)
1. (Physiology) pathol to congest with blood
2. to eat (food) ravenously or greedily
3. to gorge (oneself); glut; satiate
enˈgorgement n

en•gorge

(ɛnˈgɔrdʒ)

v.t., v.i. -gorged, -gorg•ing.
1. to swallow greedily; glut or gorge.
2. to fill or congest with blood.
[1505–15; < Middle French engorger. See en-1, gorge]
en•gorge′ment, n.

engorge


Past participle: engorged
Gerund: engorging

Imperative
engorge
engorge
Present
I engorge
you engorge
he/she/it engorges
we engorge
you engorge
they engorge
Preterite
I engorged
you engorged
he/she/it engorged
we engorged
you engorged
they engorged
Present Continuous
I am engorging
you are engorging
he/she/it is engorging
we are engorging
you are engorging
they are engorging
Present Perfect
I have engorged
you have engorged
he/she/it has engorged
we have engorged
you have engorged
they have engorged
Past Continuous
I was engorging
you were engorging
he/she/it was engorging
we were engorging
you were engorging
they were engorging
Past Perfect
I had engorged
you had engorged
he/she/it had engorged
we had engorged
you had engorged
they had engorged
Future
I will engorge
you will engorge
he/she/it will engorge
we will engorge
you will engorge
they will engorge
Future Perfect
I will have engorged
you will have engorged
he/she/it will have engorged
we will have engorged
you will have engorged
they will have engorged
Future Continuous
I will be engorging
you will be engorging
he/she/it will be engorging
we will be engorging
you will be engorging
they will be engorging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been engorging
you have been engorging
he/she/it has been engorging
we have been engorging
you have been engorging
they have been engorging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been engorging
you will have been engorging
he/she/it will have been engorging
we will have been engorging
you will have been engorging
they will have been engorging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been engorging
you had been engorging
he/she/it had been engorging
we had been engorging
you had been engorging
they had been engorging
Conditional
I would engorge
you would engorge
he/she/it would engorge
we would engorge
you would engorge
they would engorge
Past Conditional
I would have engorged
you would have engorged
he/she/it would have engorged
we would have engorged
you would have engorged
they would have engorged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.engorge - overeat or eat immodestlyengorge - overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself; "She stuffed herself at the dinner"; "The kids binged on ice cream"
eat - eat a meal; take a meal; "We did not eat until 10 P.M. because there were so many phone calls"; "I didn't eat yet, so I gladly accept your invitation"

engorge

verb
1. To swallow (food or drink) greedily or rapidly in large amounts:
2. To satisfy to the full or to excess:
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