Definition of Engorgement

1. Noun. Congestion with blood. "Engorgement of the breast"

Generic synonyms: Hyperaemia, Hyperemia



2. Noun. Eating ravenously or voraciously to satiation.
Generic synonyms: Eating, Feeding
Derivative terms: Engorge

Definition of Engorgement

1. n. The act of swallowing greedily; a devouring with voracity; a glutting.

Definition of Engorgement

1. Noun. The process or the condition of becoming engorged, becoming over-filled with fluid. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Engorgement

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Engorgement

1. 1. The act of swallowing greedily; a devouring with voracity; a glutting. 2. An overfullness or obstruction of the vessels in some part of the system; congestion. 3. The clogging of a blast furnace. Origin: Cf. F. Engorgement. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Engorgement

englutting
englyn
englynion
englyns
engobe
engobes
engolden
engoldened
engoldening
engoldens
engore
engored
engores
engorge
engorged
engorgement (current term)
engorgements
engorges
engorging
engoring
engouement
engouled
engoulée
engrace
engraced
engraces
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engraff
engraffed
engraffing

Literary usage of Engorgement

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1877)
"... number of cases supposed to be sound, as a passive engorgement of the apices. I have found this condition, unaccompanied by other evidences of trouble, ..."

2. A Treatise on the Diseases of the Breast and Mammary Region by Alfred Velpeau (1856)
"For my own part, I merely imply by the term engorgement, ... A. Physiological engorgement.—Pain or change in the shape and size of the mamma, rarely fails ..."

3. The Venereal Diseases by Edward Lawrence Keyes (1881)
"... the lymphatic glands receiving the absorbents from the region occupied by the initial lesion of syphilis undergo indolent engorgement. ..."

4. The Origin of Life and Process of Reproduction in Plants and Animals: With by Frederick Hollick (1902)
"Cases of chronic enlargement of the womb, commonly called engorgement, ... When treating on falling of tho womb, we stated that engorgement was a frequent ..."

5. The Pathology and treatment of venereal diseases: Including the Results of by Freeman Josiah Bumstead (1868)
"The symptom referred to is an engorgement — not induration — of glands at a distance from the point where the virus entered the system, and first appears ..."

6. The Diseases of Woman, Their Causes and Cure Familiarly Explained: With by Frederick Hollick (1847)
"Scirrhous, or Cancer, will, however, produce enlargement or engorgement of the Womb, so similar in some respects to that already described, ..."

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