Topic: WATER

Date: 1400-1500
Language: Old French
Origin: desgorger, from gorge 'throat'


1 [transitive] literary if a vehicle or building disgorges people, they come out of it in a large group:
Cars drew up to disgorge a wedding party.
2 [transitive] if something disgorges what was inside it, it lets it pour out:
Chimneys were disgorging smoke into the air.
3 [intransitive and transitive]DNTTW if a river disgorges, it flows into the sea:
The Mississippi disgorges its waters into the Gulf of Mexico.
4 [transitive] formal to give back something that you have taken illegally
5 [transitive]MI formal to bring food back up from your stomach through your mouth

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