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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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I saw the engorgement subsiding, and it was gone within a few days.
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