verb (used without object)
  1. to alight from a railway train; arrive by train.
  2. Meteorology. to transfer air from an organized air current to the surrounding atmosphere (opposed to entrain2def 3).

Origin of detrain

First recorded in 1880–85; de- + train
Related formsde·train·ment, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for detraining


  1. to leave or cause to leave a railway train, as passengers, etc
Derived Formsdetrainment, noun
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