engorge

  • 1 engorgé — engorgé, ée (an gor jé, jée) part. passé. 1°   Obstrué. •   Canaux engorgés par la vase.... Ces honnêtes enfants Qui de Savoie arrivent tous les ans, Et dont la main légèrement essuie Ces longs canaux engorgés par la suie, VOLT. Pauvre diable..… …

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  • 2 engorgé — ⇒ENGORGÉ, ÉE, part. passé et adj. I. Part. passé de engorger. II. Adj. [Correspond à engorger B] A. [En parlant d un inanimé concr.] Qui est gêné par un engorgement. (Quasi )synon. bouché, obstrué. Un toit dont les gouttières sont engorgées… …

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  • 3 Engorge — En*gorge , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Engorged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Engorging}.] [Pref. en + gorge: cf. F. engorger to obstruct, cram.] 1. To gorge; to glut. Mir. for Mag. [1913 Webster] 2. To swallow with greediness or in large quantities; to devour.… …

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  • 4 Engorge — En*gorge , v. i. To feed with eagerness or voracity; to stuff one s self with food. Beaumont. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 5 engorge — 1510s, from Fr. engorger to obstruct, block, congest, O.Fr. engorgier to swallow, devour, from en (see EN (Cf. en ) (1)) + gorge throat (see GORGE (Cf. gorge)). Probably originally in reference to hawks. Related: Engorged; engorging …

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  • 6 engorgé — Engorgé, [engorg]ée. part. pass. Il se dit aussi d un cheval dont les jambes sont pleines de mauvaises humeurs. Ce cheval a les jambes engorgées. On dit, que Des moulins sont engorgez, Quand l eau est si haute qu elle empesche les rouës de… …

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  • 7 engorge — ► VERB (often be engorged) ▪ swell or cause to swell with blood, water, etc. DERIVATIVES engorgement noun. ORIGIN originally in the sense «gorge oneself»: from Old French engorgier feed to excess …

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  • 8 engorge — [en gôrj′, ingôrj′] vt. engorged, engorging [Fr engorger < OFr < en , in + gorge, GORGE] 1. to gorge; glut 2. to devour greedily 3. Med. to congest (a blood vessel, tissue, etc.) with fluid, as blood, milk, etc. vi. to eat greedily; feed… …

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  • 9 engorge — verb Etymology: Middle French engorgier, from Old French, to devour, from en + gorge throat more at gorge Date: 1515 transitive verb gorge, glut; especially to fill with blood to the point of congestion intransitive verb to suck blood to the… …

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  • 10 engorge — engorgement, n. /en gawrj /, v.t., v.i., engorged, engorging. 1. to swallow greedily; glut or gorge. 2. Pathol. to congest with blood. [1505 15; < MF engorger. See EN 1, GORGE] * * * …

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  • 11 engorge — verb /ɪnˈɡɔːdʒ/ a) To devour something greedily, gorge, glut. b) To feed ravenously. See Also: disgorge …

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  • 12 engorge — en·gorge in gȯ(ə)rj vb, en·gorged; en·gorg·ing vt to fill with blood to the point of congestion <the gastric mucosa was greatly engorged> vi to suck blood to the limit of body capacity <unconscious of the dog tick engorging on his right …

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  • 13 engorge — Synonyms and related words: allay, batten, bolt, bolt down, bring to ruin, cloy, condemn, confound, consume, cram, damn, deal destruction, decimate, depredate, desolate, despoil, destroy, devastate, devour, dissolve, drink, eat, engulf, fill,… …

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  • 14 engorge — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb 1. To swallow (food or drink) greedily or rapidly in large amounts: bolt, down, englut, gobble, gulp, guzzle, ingurgitate, swill, wolf. See INGESTION. 2. To satisfy to the full or to excess: cloy, glut, gorge, pall,… …

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  • 15 engorge — en·gorge || ɪn gɔːdÊ’ v. swallow greedily, devour, gulp down; eat to excess, stuff with food …

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  • 16 engorge — [ɪn gɔ:dʒ, ɛn ] verb swell or cause to swell with blood, water, etc. Derivatives engorgement noun Origin C15 (in the sense gorge oneself ): from OFr. engorgier feed to excess , from en into + gorge throat …

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  • 17 engorge — I. v. a. 1. Gorge, devour, swallow up, swallow eagerly, gulp down. 2. (Med.) Fill to excess, stuff, glut, obstruct. II. v. n. Devour food, feed greedily, be gluttonous …

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  • 18 engorge — v devour, raven, bolt, gobble, gulp down, wolf down, ingurgitate; glut, gorge, cram, stuff; glut tonize, gormandize, guttle, play a good knife and fork …

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  • 19 engorge — en·gorge …

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  • 20 engorge — en•gorge [[t]ɛnˈgɔrdʒ[/t]] v. t. v. i. gorged, gorg•ing 1) to swallow greedily; glut or gorge 2) pat to fill or congest with blood • Etymology: 1505–15; < MF engorger. See en I, gorge en•gorge′ment, n …

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