disembogue

verb
dis·​em·​bogue | \ ˌdis-im-ˈbōg How to pronounce disembogue (audio) \
disembogued; disemboguing

Definition of disembogue

intransitive verb

: to flow or come forth from or as if from a channel

transitive verb

archaic : to pour out from or as if from a container

First Known Use of disembogue

1595, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for disembogue

modification of Spanish desembocar, from des- dis- (from Latin dis-) + embocar to put into the mouth, from en in (from Latin in) + boca mouth, from Latin bucca

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“Disembogue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disembogue. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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