debark

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From French débarquer, from de- (Old French des-) + barque (bark, small ship)

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debark (third-person singular simple present debarks, present participle debarking, simple past and past participle debarked)

  1. (transitive) To unload goods from an aircraft or ship.
  2. (intransitive) To disembark.
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Etymology 2[edit]

de- +‎ bark (covering of tree)

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debark (third-person singular simple present debarks, present participle debarking, simple past and past participle debarked)

  1. (transitive, forestry) To remove the bark from a tree, especially one that has been felled.
    • 1975, Storm Data, page 18:
      Lightning completely debarked a large oak tree and set fire to a mattress of [an] adjacent home; []
    • 2006, Tibor Horváth, Understanding Lightning and Lightning Protection: A Multimedia Teaching Guide, John Wiley & Sons (→ISBN), page 57:
      On these photographs, the wide strips can be seen debarked from a horse chestnut tree (left) and from a poplar (right). This seems to be typical for trees with high moisture content.
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Etymology 3[edit]

de- +‎ bark ((of a dog) make the noise)

Verb[edit]

debark (third-person singular simple present debarks, present participle debarking, simple past and past participle debarked)

  1. (transitive, veterinary medicine) To devocalize (a dog).

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