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or embarcation

[em-bahr-key-shuh n] /ˌɛm bɑrˈkeɪ ʃən/
the act, process, or an instance of embarking.
Origin of embarkation
1635-45; < French embarcation < Spanish embarcación. See embark, -ation
Related forms
nonembarkation, noun
reembarkation, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • When Nicias had concluded his stirring appeal, the embarkation of the troops began.

  • That is why the Cabinet in London takes for granted an embarkation in September.

    The Snare Rafael Sabatini
  • She witnessed the first embarkation in a gunboat at Sheerness.

    The Last Voyage Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
  • Mitchell's arrangements for the embarkation of the troops were excellent!

  • All our forces, disposable, are on the march for embarkation.

  • Parties remained to protect them, previous to their embarkation.

  • The women, their baskets of linen on their heads, had paused to watch the embarkation.

    Jerry Jean Webster
  • All is in train, and the embarkation of the animals is even now in progress.

    The Magic City Edith Nesbit
  • Every railway station in England, every port of embarkation, were watched by police.

    The Green Rust Edgar Wallace
  • It was while there they were ordered to proceed to Genoa for embarkation.

    The Greater Love

    George T. McCarthy
Word Origin and History for embarkation

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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