Meaning of “disgorge” in the English Dictionary


"disgorge" in English

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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)

"disgorge" in Business English

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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)