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[em-pleys] /ɛmˈpleɪs/
verb (used with object), emplaced, emplacing.
to put in place or position:
A statue was emplaced in the square.
Origin of emplace
1860-65; back formation from emplacement Unabridged
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Examples from the web for emplace
  • The willingness of the jurisdictions ultimately using the water to emplace produced water in the aquifer.
  • Following each of the tests, reentry holes were drilled into the test cavity to collect scientific data and to emplace devices.
  • The applicant also proposes to emplace a buried rubble mound structure beneath the existing berm to increase its stability.
British Dictionary definitions for emplace


(transitive) to put in place or position
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Word Origin and History for emplace

1865, back-formation from emplacement.

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