intransitive verb

archaic : to flow beyond its banks
used of a body of water
obsolete : to go beyond bounds : go to excess

Word History


French déborder, from Middle French desborder, from des- de- + -border (from bord shore, bank, edge, board of a ship, from Old French bort edge, end, board of a ship)

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“Debord.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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