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From Spanish desembocar, from des- + embocar (run into a creek or strait), from boca (mouth).


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌdɪs.ɪmˈbəʊɡ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌdɪs.ɪmˈboʊɡ/
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  • Rhymes: -əʊɡ


disembogue (third-person singular simple present disembogues, present participle disemboguing, simple past and past participle disembogued)

  1. To come out into the open sea from a river etc.
    The ships disembogued from the harbour.
    • 1612-1613, John Webster, The Duchess of Malfi, Act II, scene i, lines 36-38
      No, no, but you call careening of an old morphewed lady to make her disembogue again – there's roughcast phrase to your plastic.
  2. (of a river or waters) To pour out, to debouch; to flow out through a narrow opening into a larger space.
    • 1828, Walter Hamilton, The East-India Gazetteer, 2nd ed., volume II, "Mooltan", page 240
      The river of Behut, near the pergunnah of Shoor, unites with the Chinaub, and then after running twenty-seven coss, they disembogue themselves into the river Sinde, near Ooch.
    • 1982, TC Boyle, Water Music, Penguin 2006, p. 99:
      ‘Oh piffle, Durfeys – it flows to the westward and disembogues along the Pepper Coast.’


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