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v. en·gorged, en·gorg·ing, en·gorg·es
1. To devour greedily.
2. To gorge; glut.
3. To fill to excess, as with blood or other fluid.
To feed ravenously.

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

en·gorge′ment n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.engorgement - congestion with blood; "engorgement of the breast"
hyperaemia, hyperemia - increased blood in an organ or other body part
2.engorgement - eating ravenously or voraciously to satiation
eating, feeding - the act of consuming food


The condition of being full to or beyond satisfaction:
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The main clinical signs observed during or immediately after exercise were tachycardia and dyspnea, reluctance to move, jugular engorgement (Figure 2A), and jugular pulsations.
With his medical history of erratically treated high BP and physical exam findings of enlarged heart, edema of the legs and neck vein engorgement due to fluid retention, Ricardo realized that what we had been warning him about had happened.
5) This is attributed to impairment of lymphatic flow in the chronically diseased lung with decreased compliance and elasticity, resulting in stasis and engorgement of the lymphatic network even in the absence of significantly elevated pulmonary venous pressures.
8[degrees]C, tachypnea, bilateral jugular venous engorgement, weak bilateral lower lung respiratory sounds without dry or moist rales, a laterally extended heart border, a heart rate of 122 beats/min with regular rhythm, and distant heart sounds, but without pathologic murmur in the auscultatory valve areas.
Goats administered with different doses (5-500 ug) of tick cement antigen emulsified with Montanide adjuvant showed effective immune response through reduction in tick engorgement (decreased weight) and increased percentage tick rejection which proved that Montanide adjuvant is the most potent adjuvant.
The company offers remedies for pregnancy nausea, hemorrhoids and stretch marks, and once the baby is born, it has solutions for post-partum perineal bruising, episiotomy and Cesarean section births, as well as relief from breast feeding's engorgement or sore or cracked nipples.
According to Collins and Moore (1991) the most frequently observed clinical signs in canine ehrlichiosis were anterior uveitis often with hyphaema and retinal lesions like retinal vascular engorgement and tortuosity, perivascular cuffing, haemorrhage and detachment.
Bassem Tamimi, Palestinian activist who has led weekly popular protests in Nabi Saleh village threatened with Israeli engorgement, had his American visa revoked last week, after he and a group of activists opened lawsuit against companies supporting the Israeli army and illegal settlements.
4,5] There are other implications that may further worsen the problems in the form of cracked nipple, breast engorgement, and breast abscess.
increased redness, tenderness in the breast associated with sore or crack nipple, breast engorgement, unable to feed the child were examined.