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1. distention of a body part or organ with blood or other fluids.
breast engorgement swelling of the breast due to an increase in blood and lymph supply as a precursor to lactation.
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engorgementThe process of filling with blood, as occurs in the penis during an erection or the clitoris during arousal.
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obstetrics Swelling of breasts and local congestion of lymph and blood vessels associated with lactation. Engorgement is relieved by nursing the infant.
[O.Fr. engorgier, to devour greedily]
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