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This engorgement has given rise to the term "kidney of pregnancy."

He was sleeping off his Sunday engorgement in a porch chair.

Congestion of the brain consists in an accumulation of blood in the vessels, also called hyperemia, or engorgement.

General relaxed condition of muscles; engorgement of cerebral and pulmonary vessels.

Nevertheless, it has nutritive qualities vastly superior to our ice cream, and stomach pains rarely follow an engorgement.

The other three, after an engorgement, rose to their cave and went to sleep for the night as we thought.

The lungs frequently show some dullness posteriorly, which may be due to engorgement or to the pressure of the enlarged heart.

This condition led to engorgement of the lungs and liver and increased pressure in the venous side of the circulation.

Inflammation of the membranes of the brain leads to the engorgement of the face, ears, and eyes with blood.

There was engorgement of blood vessels in the meninges covering the brain.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, from engorge + -ment.

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