- the act, process, or an instance of embarking.
Origin of embarkation
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Examples from the Web for embarcation
The embarcation was a wondrous spectacle, such as civilized eyes have rarely beheld, and can never witness again.
Old men and young, the sick and even the dying, all had to go to the nearest point of embarcation.The Jesuits, 1534-1921
Thomas J. Campbell
About thirty of Steuben's people, collected on the bank where the embarcation had taken place, were captured.History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia
In the meantime, the little boat had reached the rock, and the embarcation began, and without the least disorder.Hair Breadth Escapes
T. S. Arthur
A moving and pathetic spectacle was that of the embarcation of the Athenians for the Isle of Salamis.Athens: Its Rise and Fall, Complete
Word Origin and History for embarcation
1640s, from French embarcation, noun of action from embarquer (see embark).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper