transitive verb-·gorged′, -·gorg′ing
- to gorge; glut
- to devour greedily
- Med. to congest (a blood vessel, tissue, etc.) with fluid, as blood, milk, etc.
Origin of engorgeFrench engorger from Old French from en-, in + gorge, gorge
verben·gorged, en·gorg·ing, en·gorg·es
- To devour greedily.
- To gorge; glut.
- To fill to excess, as with blood or other fluid.
Origin of engorgeFrench engorger from Old French engorgier en- in ; see en- 1. gorge throat ; see gorge .
(third-person singular simple present engorges, present participle engorging, simple past and past participle engorged)
From French engorger, from Old French engorgier