Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
gorge: cf. F.
engorgerto obstruct, cram.]
To gorge; to glut.
Mir. for Mag.
To swallow with greediness or in large quantities; to devour.
To feed with eagerness or voracity; to stuff one’s self with food.
Webster 1828 Edition
See also: engorgé
engorge (third-person singular simple present engorges, present participle engorging, simple past and past participle engorged)
- (transitive) To devour something greedily, gorge, glut.
- 2006, Edwin Black, chapter 2, in Internal Combustion:
- 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.
- (intransitive) To feed ravenously.
- (pathology) To fill excessively with a body liquid, especially blood.