[ dis-em-bohg ]
/ ˌdɪs ɛmˈboʊg /
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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
OTHER WORDS FROM disemboguedis·em·bogue·ment, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for disembogue
You, yeoman fewterer, conduct me to The lady of the mansion, or my poniard Shall disembogue thy soul.The Plays of Philip Massinger|Philip Massinger
The sepulchres shall groan and yield their prey, The bellowing floods shall disembogue their charge Of human victims.The Poetical Works of Henry Kirke White|Henry Kirke White
British Dictionary definitions for 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 disemboguedisemboguement, 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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