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engorgement

 [en-gorj´ment]
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.

en·gorge·ment

(en-gōrj'ment),
Distention with fluid or other material.
See also: congestion, hyperemia.

engorgement

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

en·gorge·ment

(en-gōrj'mĕnt)
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]