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From French engorger, from Old French engorgier

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engorge (third-person singular simple present engorges, present participle engorging, simple past and past participle engorged)

  1. (transitive) To devour something greedily, gorge, glut.
    • 2006, Edwin Black, chapter 2, in Internal Combustion[1]:
      One typical Grecian kiln engorged one thousand muleloads of juniper wood in a single burn. Fifty such kilns would devour six thousand metric tons of trees and brush annually.
  2. (intransitive) To feed ravenously.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Milton to this entry?)
  3. (pathology) To fill excessively with a body liquid, especially blood.

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