[ dis-em-bohg ]
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verb (used without object),dis·em·bogued, dis·em·bogu·ing.
  1. to discharge contents by pouring forth.

  2. 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.
  1. to discharge; cast forth.

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


/ (ˌdɪsɪmˈbəʊɡ) /

verb-bogues, -boguing or -bogued
  1. (of a river, stream, etc) to discharge (water) at the mouth

  2. (intr) to flow out

Origin of disembogue

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

Derived forms of disembogue

  • disemboguement, noun

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