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From Middle French desgorger.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪsˈɡɔːdʒ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)dʒ


disgorge (third-person singular simple present disgorges, present participle disgorging, simple past and past participle disgorged)

  1. To vomit or spew, to discharge.
    • 1598-1600, Richard Hakluyt, The Principal Navigations, Voiages, Traffiques and Discoueries of the English Nation
      This mountain when it rageth [] casteth forth huge stones, disgorgeth brimstone.
    • 1697, Virgil, “(please specify the book number)”, in John Dryden, transl., The Works of Virgil: Containing His Pastorals, Georgics, and Æneis. [], London: [] Jacob Tonson, [], →OCLC:
      They loudly laughed / To see his heaving breast disgorge the briny draught.
    • 2022 November 30, Paul Bigland, “Destination Oban: a Sunday in Scotland”, in RAIL, number 971, page 75:
      The set disgorges most of its passengers at Waverley [Edinburgh], so finding a table seat in the front car isn't a problem.
  2. (law) To surrender (stolen goods or money, for example) unwillingly.
  3. (oenology) To remove traces of yeast from sparkling wine by the méthode champenoise.

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