detrain

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de- +‎ train

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Passengers detraining a southbound Reunification Express train, at Dieu Tri Station, Binh Dinh Province, Vietnam.

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detrain (third-person singular simple present detrains, present participle detraining, simple past and past participle detrained)

  1. (rail transport, intransitive) To exit from a train; to disembark
    If you plan to detrain at the next stop, please begin gathering your belongings.
  2. (rail transport, transitive) to remove a passenger or passengers from a train; to evacuate passengers from a train.
    Following the accident passengers were detrained through the rear cab
  3. (of an athlete) to reduce one's training, particularly during the offseason, in preparation for a cycle of retraining.

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