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disgorgeverb [T]

uk   /dɪsˈɡɔːdʒ/  us   /dɪsˈɡɔːrdʒ/
literary to release large amounts of liquid, gas, or other contents: The pipe was found to be disgorging dangerous chemicals into the sea.
literary to send many people out of a place or vehicle at the same time: The delayed commuter train disgorged hundreds of angry passengers.
formal to force something up from the stomach and out through the mouth: Flies disgorge digestive fluid onto their food to soften it up.
literary to unwillingly release information or money: The judge has forced EXIP to disgorge $400,000 in illegal profits.
(Definition of disgorge from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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disgorgeverb [T]

uk   /dɪsˈɡɔːdʒ/  us   /-ˈɡɔːrdʒ/ US LAW
to pay back money that has been made illegally, especially after being ordered to by a court: They were ordered to disgorge $1.85 million in profits made by fraudulent means.
(Definition of disgorge from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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