Definition of engorge verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

engorge

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ɪnˈɡɔːdʒ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈɡɔːrdʒ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they engorge
BrE BrE//ɪnˈɡɔːdʒ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈɡɔːrdʒ//
 
he / she / it engorges
BrE BrE//ɪnˈɡɔːdʒɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈɡɔːrdʒɪz//
 
past simple engorged
BrE BrE//ɪnˈɡɔːdʒd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈɡɔːrdʒd//
 
past participle engorged
BrE BrE//ɪnˈɡɔːdʒd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈɡɔːrdʒd//
 
-ing form engorging
BrE BrE//ɪnˈɡɔːdʒɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈɡɔːrdʒɪŋ//
 
 
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engorge something (specialist) to cause something to become filled with blood or another liquid and to swell Word Origin late 15th cent. (in the sense ‘gorge; eat or fill to excess’): from Old French engorgier ‘feed to excess’, from en- ‘into’ + gorge ‘throat’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: engorge