from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To bring up and expel from the throat or stomach; vomit.
- transitive v. To discharge violently; spew.
- transitive v. To surrender (stolen goods or money, for example) unwillingly.
- intransitive v. To discharge or pour forth contents.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To vomit or spew, to discharge.
- v. To surrender (stolen goods or money, for example) unwillingly.
- v. To remove traces of yeast from sparkling wine by the méthode champenoise.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To eject or discharge by the throat and mouth; to vomit; to pour forth or throw out with violence, as if from the mouth; to discharge violently or in great quantities from a confined place.
- transitive v. To give up unwillingly as what one has wrongfully seized and appropriated; to make restitution of; to surrender.
- intransitive v. To vomit forth what anything contains; to discharge; to make restitution.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To eject or throw out from, or as if from, the stomach, throat, or mouth; vomit forth; discharge; pour out: generally with an implication of force or violence.
- To give up, as something that has been taken wrongfully; surrender: as, he disgorged his ill-gotten gains.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. cause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run out or over
- v. eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
Middle English disgorgen, from Old French desgorger : des-, dis- + gorger, to pack (from gorge, throat; see gorge).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle French desgorger (Wiktionary)