engorged engorged

Definition(s):

  • (adj) overfull as with blood

Usage(s):

  1. Foie is short for foie gras, the engorged goose liver the French pioneered by force-fattening the birds with grain.
  2. The synovium becomes engorged with new blood vessels and begins to grow, kudzu-like, penetrating and further damaging cartilage and bone.
  3. Ziggy gently manicures his engorged specimens, then harvests the delicate buds with scissors.

News

  • Scott Shalaway: Bloodsuckers, sugar-sippers and more

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Last weeks column about ticks drew a quick response from many readers, including a great tip about a simple, inexpensive tool to remove engorged ticks. Dr. Rod Groomes, director of the emergency department at Armstrong County Memori...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: The Charleston Gazette

Quotes

  1. "If you guys don't know, I'm pregnant," Alba said as her fiancé, producer Cash Warren, beamed. "You're all women. I think you understand your breasts are engorged and your stomach is getting bigger by the second."
    on Jan 11, 2008 By: Jessica Alba Source: TheShowBuzz

  2. "The Democratic market is kind of frozen, while the Republican market is about to be engorged" with former Bush staff members, said Tony Podesta, founder of the Podesta Group, a major lobbying firm.
    on Nov 24, 2008 By: President Bush Source: New York Times

  3. "It appears the dragon of corruption is so engorged by the feeding frenzy of the past couple of years that it has started to throw up," wrote John Githongo, the Kenyan whistleblower who fled the country after uncovering major corruption scandals.
    on Mar 24, 2010 By: John Githongo Source: Reuters

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