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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.]
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|Noun||1.||engorgement - congestion with blood; "engorgement of the breast"|
|2.||engorgement - eating ravenously or voraciously to satiation|
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