Engorgement

En*gorge"ment

(?), n. [Cf. F. engorgement.] 1. The act of swallowing greedily; a devouring with voracity; a glutting.
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2. (Med.) An overfullness or obstruction of the vessels in some part of the system; congestion. Hoblyn.
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3. (Metal.) The clogging of a blast furnace.
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