engorge itself on (someone or something)

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engorge itself on (someone or something)

Of an insect or animal, to drink and fill itself with blood. Unfortunately, it looks like the tick had already engorged itself on your blood before we found it.
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engorge (itself) on someone or something

 and engorge (itself) with something
[for an animal] to drink its fill of blood. The vampire bat engorged itself on a number of creatures last night. Mosquitoes engorge on human victims. The mosquitoes engorged themselves with my blood all night long.
See also: engorge, on
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culicifacies blood engorged on control and ivermectin treated calves 1, 14 and 28 days after ivermectin treatment.
culicifacies blood engorged on ivermectin treated and control calve at day 1,14 and 28 day post treatment are shown in (Fig.
stephensi survived up to 12 days post blood feeding when blood engorged on control calves at 1,14 and 28 day respectively.
stephensi blood engorged on ivermectin treated and control calve at day 1,14 and 28 day post treatment are show in (Fig.
stephensi blood engorged on calves 28 days after ivermectin treatment were lower and significant than their respective controls p less than 0.
stephensi blood engorged on control and ivermectin treated calves 1, 14 and 28 days after ivermectin treatment.