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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.
engorgementThe process of filling with blood, as occurs in the penis during an erection or the clitoris during arousal.
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]