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debark

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[ dih-bahrk ]
/ dɪˈbɑrk /
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verb (used with or without object)
to disembark.
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Origin of debark

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1645–55; <French débarquer, equivalent to dé-dis-1 + barquebark3 + -er infinitive suffix

OTHER WORDS FROM debark

de·bar·ka·tion [dee-bahr-key-shuhn], /ˌdi bɑrˈkeɪ ʃən/, noun

Other definitions for debark (2 of 2)

debark2
[ dee-bahrk ]
/ diˈbɑrk /

verb (used with object)
to remove the bark from (a log).

Origin of debark

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First recorded in 1735–45; de- + bark2

OTHER WORDS FROM debark

de·bark·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for debark (1 of 2)

debark1
/ (dɪˈbɑːk) /

verb
a less common word for disembark

Derived forms of debark

debarkation (ˌdiːbɑːˈkeɪʃən), noun

Word Origin for debark

C17: from French débarquer, from dé- dis 1 + barque barque

British Dictionary definitions for debark (2 of 2)

debark2
/ (diːˈbɑːk) /

verb
(tr) to remove the bark from (a tree)

Word Origin for debark

C18: from de- + bark 2
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