disembogue

[ dis-em-bohg ]
/ ˌdɪs ɛmˈboʊg /

verb (used without object), dis·em·bogued, dis·em·bogu·ing.

to discharge contents by pouring forth.
to discharge water, as at the mouth of a stream: a river that disembogues into the ocean.

verb (used with object), dis·em·bogued, dis·em·bogu·ing.

to discharge; cast forth.

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Origin of disembogue

1585–95; earlier disemboque, disemboke<Spanish desembocar, equivalent to des-dis-1 + embocar to enter by the mouth (en- in (<Latin in-in-2) + boc(a) mouth (<Latin bucca) + -ar infinitive suffix)

OTHER WORDS FROM disembogue

dis·em·bogue·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for disembogue

disembogue
/ (ˌdɪsɪmˈbəʊɡ) /

verb -bogues, -boguing or -bogued

(of a river, stream, etc) to discharge (water) at the mouth
(intr) to flow out

Derived forms of disembogue

disemboguement, noun

Word Origin for disembogue

C16: from Spanish desembocar, from des- dis- 1 + embocar put into the mouth, from em- in + boca mouth, from Latin bucca cheek
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