Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of swallowing greedily; a devouring with voracity.
  • noun In pathology, the state of being filled to excess, as the vessels of an organ with blood; hyperemia; congestion.
  • noun In metallurgy, the partial choking up of a blast-furnace by an accumulation of material not thoroughly fused. Ordinarily called scaffolding.

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

  • noun The act of swallowing greedily; a devouring with voracity; a glutting.
  • noun (Med.) An overfullness or obstruction of the vessels in some part of the system; congestion.
  • noun (Metal.) The clogging of a blast furnace.

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

  • noun The process or the condition of becoming engorged, becoming over-filled with fluid.

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

  • noun congestion with blood
  • noun eating ravenously or voraciously to satiation

Etymologies

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engorge +‎ -ment

Examples

  • But try to dry up at night if engorgement is a problem for you.

    Endymion’s Sleep | Her Bad Mother

  • The time right after weaning – once the engorgement is gone and the hormones have settled down a little – has been such a wonderful time for me, with both children.

    Elegy | Her Bad Mother

  • Good art, says he, like short term memory and genital engorgement, is difficult to sustain into one’s 70s and 80s.

    Sit down, old man

  • The fullness and tenderness you experience when your milk comes in is sometimes called engorgement, but these feelings aren’t symptoms of true engorgement, which is a more serious condition caused by unrelieved breast fullness.

    Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn

  • The fullness and tenderness you experience when your milk comes in is sometimes called engorgement, but these feelings aren’t symptoms of true engorgement, which is a more serious condition caused by unrelieved breast fullness.

    Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn

  • Common during the first weeks of breastfeeding, engorgement occurs when breasts are filled to capacity, often causing discomfort.

    Be Prepared

  • Common during the first weeks of breastfeeding, engorgement occurs when breasts are filled to capacity, often causing discomfort.

    Be Prepared

  • Are you sure it was a wedding cake and not an "engorgement" cake?

    Wedding Day Jitterbugs

  • The article details how studies are conducted with an apparatus connected to (ouch) penises or in the vagina to rate "engorgement" while the subjects use keypads to punch in their feelings.

    Greg Mitchell: Coming Attraction: New York Times Magazine Spotlights Female Orgasms This Sunday

  • You and Laura, two consenting adults, agreed that you nursing her baby was a solid solution to your out-of-control engorgement.

    They Shoot Wet Nurses, Don’t They? | Her Bad Mother

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