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en·gorge

(ĕn-gôrj′)
v.
To fill to excess, as with blood or other fluid.

en·gorge′ment n.
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All the ticks could not attach to the rabbits; moreover, they failed to engorge properly.
Other evils spawned by the initiative process include interest-group disinformation campaigns; poorly drafted laws that can engorge bureaucracies and tie up the courts for years; an absence of spending limits for proponents or opponents of a measure; and the growth of a "lucratave initiative industry" of consultants and paid signature gatherers.
there's a disastrous famine in North Korea and a proposed budget deal going through Congress that would engorge the wallets of rich people, slash corporate taxes.