verb (used with or without object), en·gorged, en·gorg·ing.

  1. to swallow greedily; glut or gorge.
  2. Pathology. to congest with blood.

verb (tr)

  1. pathol to congest with blood
  2. to eat (food) ravenously or greedily
  3. to gorge (oneself); glut; satiate

1510s, from French engorger “to obstruct, block, congest,” Old French engorgier “to swallow, devour,” from en- (see en- (1)) + gorge “throat” (see gorge (n.)). Probably originally in reference to hawks. Related: Engorged; engorging.


  1. To fill to excess, as with blood or other fluid.
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