Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To devour greedily.
  • intransitive verb To gorge; glut.
  • intransitive verb To fill to excess, as with blood or other fluid.
  • intransitive verb To feed ravenously.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To swallow; devour; gorge; properly, to swallow with greediness or in large quantities.
  • To fill to excess; gorge; specifically, in medicine, to fill to excess with blood; cause hyperemia in.
  • To devour; feed with eagerness or voracity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To gorge; to glut.
  • transitive verb To swallow with greediness or in large quantities; to devour.
  • intransitive verb To feed with eagerness or voracity; to stuff one's self with food.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To devour something greedily, gorge, glut.
  • verb intransitive To feed ravenously.
  • verb pathology To fill excessively with a body liquid, especially blood.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French engorger, from Old French engorgier : en-, in; see en– + gorge, throat; see gorge.]

Examples

  • The experienced are rendered obsolete, and grandparents are devalued; we all keep struggling to find the easiest way to do things, long after unnecessary expenditures of effort stop being life threatening -- and so we engorge.

    Kevin Patterson - An interview with author

  • The safe silliness of Beck's villain aside, progressive readers would be hard-pressed to disagree with the novel's main premise: a misinformed and apathetic populace has allowed America to be captured by oligarchic elites, elites who masterfully manipulate public opinion to perpetrate the system by which they engorge themselves on the citizenry.

    Barry Eisler: The Overton Window: More Poodle Than Panther

  • Except, of course, when they watch football games or go on holiday to Spain, engorge vast quantities of beer, and turn into later-day Vandals.

    Eric Margolis: A Tale of Two Cities: Riots in Paris, Cost cutting in London

  • Except, of course, when they watch football games or go on holiday to Spain, engorge vast quantities of beer, and turn into later-day Vandals.

    Eric Margolis: A Tale of Two Cities: Riots in Paris, Cost cutting in London

  • The safe silliness of Beck's villain aside, progressive readers would be hard-pressed to disagree with the novel's main premise: a misinformed and apathetic populace has allowed America to be captured by oligarchic elites, elites who masterfully manipulate public opinion to perpetrate the system by which they engorge themselves on the citizenry.

    Barry Eisler: The Overton Window: More Poodle Than Panther

  • We are not going back to the failed policies of trickle-down economics where targeted tax breaks engorge the rich and corporate elite while the rest of us scrape for scraps and thirst for the trickle!

    Cantor hits Dems on taxes, spending

  • The safe silliness of Beck's villain aside, progressive readers would be hard-pressed to disagree with the novel's main premise: a misinformed and apathetic populace has allowed America to be captured by oligarchic elites, elites who masterfully manipulate public opinion to perpetrate the system by which they engorge themselves on the citizenry.

    Barry Eisler: The Overton Window: More Poodle Than Panther

  • She beats herself up day after day, evening after evening, before, during, and after she engages in the-engorge-and-eliminate process.

    Printing: New Years Resolve, Binge or Be

  • Chemicals also get triggered in the penis that prevent the blood from easily flowing out, so that the tissues can stay filled with blood and engorge.

    Erectile Dysfunction: A Blessing in Disguise

  • She beats herself up day after day, evening after evening, before, during, and after she engages in the-engorge-and-eliminate process.

    New Years Resolve, Binge or Be

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