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engorgement


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Engorgement  \En*gorge"ment\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  engorgement.] 
  1.  The  act  of  swallowing  greedily;  a  devouring  with  voracity; 
  a  glutting. 
 
  2.  (Med.)  An  overfullness  or  obstruction  of  the  vessels  in 
  some  part  of  the  system;  congestion.  --Hoblyn. 
 
  3.  (Metal.)  The  clogging  of  a  blast  furnace. 




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