debark

1
[ dih-bahrk ]
/ dɪˈbɑrk /

verb (used with or without object)

to disembark.

Nearby words

  1. debacle,
  2. debag,
  3. debakey,
  4. debanding,
  5. debar,
  6. debarkation,
  7. debase,
  8. debasement,
  9. debatable,
  10. debate

Origin of debark

1
1645–55; < French débarquer, equivalent to dé- dis-1 + barque bark3 + -er infinitive suffix

Related formsde·bar·ka·tion [dee-bahr-key-shuh n] /ˌdi bɑrˈkeɪ ʃən/, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for debarkation

debark

1
/ (dɪˈbɑːk) /

verb

a less common word for disembark
Derived Formsdebarkation (ˌdiːbɑːˈkeɪʃən), noun

Word Origin for debark

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

debark

2
/ (diːˈbɑːk) /

verb

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

Word Origin for debark

C18: from de- + bark 2

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Word Origin and History for debarkation

debark

v.

1650s, from French débarquer (16c.), from de- (Old French des-; see dis-) + barque "bark" (see bark (n.2)).

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