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debouch

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verb de·bouch \di-ˈbau̇ch, -ˈbüsh, dē-\

Definition of debouch

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cause to emerge :  discharge

  3. intransitive verb
  4. 1 :  to march out into open ground <troops debouching from the town>

  5. 2 :  emerge, issue <rivers debouching into the sea>

de·bouch·ment play \-mənt\ noun


Origin of debouch

French déboucher, from dé- de- + bouche mouth, from Old French boche, from Latin bucca cheek


First Known Use: 1745

Rhymes with debouch


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