Definition of disembogue in English:


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intransitive verbintransitive verb disembogues, intransitive verb disemboguing, intransitive verb disembogued

[no object] rare
  • (of a river or stream) emerge or be discharged into the sea or a larger river.

    ‘that sea disembogues into the northern ocean’
    • ‘The main river of the watershed is the Umbuzeiro River which disembogues into the Bengue Reservoir.’
    • ‘The Peyan river disembogues into the lake, and the Lachua, Tzetoc and Del Altar rivers drain it.’
    • ‘This place is about three leagues from the mouth of Lake Sandusky, where it disembogues itself into Lake Erie.’
    • ‘Even those fish which swim in the Jordan, as it disembogues itself into this sea, perish the moment they touch it.’
    • ‘Before the construction of the lake in the mid-1960s, the creek ran ten miles and disembogued into the Angelina River two miles southwest of Naclina.’
    flow, stream, run, rush, gush, course, roll, cascade, flood, surge, rise, spurt, spout, squirt, jet



/ˌdisəmˈbōɡ/ /ˌdɪsəmˈboʊɡ/


Late 16th century from Spanish desembocar, from des- (expressing reversal) + embocar ‘run into a creek or strait’ (based on boca ‘mouth’).