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disembogue

[dis-em-bohg] /ˌdɪs ɛmˈboʊg/
verb (used without object), disembogued, disemboguing.
1.
to discharge contents by pouring forth.
2.
to discharge water, as at the mouth of a stream:
a river that disembogues into the ocean.
verb (used with object), disembogued, disemboguing.
3.
to discharge; cast forth.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; earlier disemboque, disemboke < Spanish desembocar, equivalent to des- dis-1 + embocar to enter by the mouth (en- in (< Latin in- in-2) + boc(a) mouth (< Latin bucca) + -ar infinitive suffix)
Related forms
disemboguement, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for disembogue

disembogue

/ˌdɪsɪmˈbəʊɡ/
verb -bogues, -boguing, -bogued
1.
(of a river, stream, etc) to discharge (water) at the mouth
2.
(intransitive) to flow out
Derived Forms
disemboguement, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Spanish desembocar, from des-dis-1 + embocar put into the mouth, from em- in + boca mouth, from Latin bucca cheek
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