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egress

[ noun ee-gres; verb ih-gres ]
/ noun ˈi grɛs; verb ɪˈgrɛs /
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noun

the act or an instance of going, especially from an enclosed place.
a means or place of going out; an exit.
the right or permission to go out.
Astronomy. emersion (def. 1).

verb (used without object)

to go out; emerge.

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Origin of egress

1530–40; <Latin ēgressus going out, escape, equivalent to ēgred(ī) to go out (ē-e-1 + -gredī, combining form of gradī to go, step; cf. grade) + -tus suffix of v. action
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egress

noun (ˈiːɡrɛs)

Also called: egression the act of going or coming out; emergence
a way out, such as a path; exit
the right or permission to go out or depart
astronomy another name for emersion (def. 2)

verb (ɪˈɡrɛs) (intr)

to go forth; issue

Word Origin for egress

C16: from Latin ēgredī to come forth, depart, from gradī to move, step
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