verb (used with or without object), en·gorged, en·gorg·ing.
- to swallow greedily; glut or gorge.
- Pathology. to congest with blood.
- pathol to congest with blood
- to eat (food) ravenously or greedily
- 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.
- To fill to excess, as with blood or other fluid.