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embarkation

or embarcation

[em-bahr-key-shuh n] /ˌɛm bɑrˈkeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act, process, or an instance of embarking.
Origin of embarkation
1635-1645
1635-45; < French embarcation < Spanish embarcación. See embark, -ation
Related forms
nonembarkation, noun
reembarkation, noun
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  • On arriving at Cruz the mules were unloaded, preparatory to embarkation.

  • The young Italian had come to the string-piece, and was watching the embarkation.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman Albert Walter Tolman
  • But in three or four hours we reach our port of embarkation and go straight from train to boat, and are soon out in the Channel.

    Letters from France Isaac Alexander Mack
  • There is a concentration of dishonesty at the ports of embarkation and debarkation.

    Olla Podrida Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
  • He had suffered from sea-sickness ever since his embarkation.

    The Wreck on the Andamans Joseph Darvall
  • The embarkation was effected with wonderful celerity, and in comparative silence.

    Black Ivory R.M. Ballantyne
  • A small anonymous engraving of a merchant watching the embarkation of his goods, Death behind waiting for him.

    The Dance of Death Francis Douce
  • When Nicias had concluded his stirring appeal, the embarkation of the troops began.

  • All of these last passed through the Red Cross infirmaries on the embarkation docks.

    With the Doughboy in France Edward Hungerford
  • She witnessed the first embarkation in a gunboat at Sheerness.

    The Last Voyage Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
Word Origin and History for embarkation
n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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