de·​train | \ (ˌ)dē-ˈtrān How to pronounce detrain (audio) \
detrained; detraining; detrains

Definition of detrain

intransitive verb

: to get off a railroad train

transitive verb

: to remove from a railroad train

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Other Words from detrain

detrainment \ (ˌ)dē-​ˈtrān-​mənt How to pronounce detrainment (audio) \ noun

Examples of detrain in a Sentence

They were the first passengers to detrain.
Recent Examples on the Web Passengers were told to detrain before bomb squad members boarded and searched the train. Lisa Respers France, CNN, "T.J. Miller arrested for alleged fake bomb threat," 10 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of detrain

1881, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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“Detrain.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of detrain

: to get off a train

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