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disembark

[dis-em-bahrk] /ˌdɪs ɛmˈbɑrk/
verb (used without object)
1.
to go ashore from a ship.
2.
to leave an aircraft or other vehicle.
verb (used with object)
3.
to remove or unload (cargo or passengers) from a ship, aircraft, or other vehicle.
Origin
1575-1585
1575-85; < Middle French desembarquer, equivalent to des- dis-1 + embarquer to embark
Related forms
disembarkation
[dis-em-bahr-key-shuh n] /dɪsˌɛm bɑrˈkeɪ ʃən/ (Show IPA),
disembarkment, noun
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Examples from the web for disembarkation
  • Purchase tickets to get to the disembarkation point, if you do not live within driving distance.
  • Inquire about the meeting and disembarkation point for the dive trip.
  • Crew members may be signing off for vacation or not be present for some other reason on disembarkation morning.
  • Be aware that some cruise lines will collect alcohol purchased during shore excursions, returning it upon final disembarkation.
  • disembarkation plans for active cases, terminal and transport infection control procedures.
  • One has to determine travel modes to the airport of departure and from the airport of disembarkation.
British Dictionary definitions for disembarkation

disembark

/ˌdɪsɪmˈbɑːk/
verb
1.
to land or cause to land from a ship, aircraft, etc: several passengers disembarked, we will disembark the passengers
Derived Forms
disembarkation (dɪsˌɛmbɑːˈkeɪʃən), disembarkment, noun
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Word Origin and History for disembarkation

disembark

v.

1580s, from Middle French desembarquer, from des- (see dis-) + embarquer (see embark). Related: Disembarkation; disembarked; disembarking.

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