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emplace

[em-pleys] /ɛmˈpleɪs/
verb (used with object), emplaced, emplacing.
1.
to put in place or position:
A statue was emplaced in the square.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; back formation from emplacement
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  • The willingness of the jurisdictions ultimately using the water to emplace produced water in the aquifer.
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British Dictionary definitions for emplace

emplace

/ɪmˈpleɪs/
verb
1.
(transitive) to put in place or position
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Word Origin and History for emplace
v.

1865, back-formation from emplacement.

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