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embarkation

[em-bahr-key-shuh n] /ˌɛm bɑrˈkeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act, process, or an instance of embarking.
Also, embarcation.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; < French embarcation < Spanish embarcación. See embark, -ation
Related forms
nonembarkation, noun
reembarkation, noun
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  • Any embarkation could be a dead end, forcing me to retreat and replan my route.
  • There were no clinical signs of contagious equine metritis detected in the animals prior to embarkation.
  • embarkation and debarkation, cargo loading and discharge.
  • The data includes both arrivals and departures and are detailed by country and port of debarkation and embarkation.
Word Origin and History for embarkation
n.

1640s, from French embarcation, noun of action from embarquer (see embark).

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