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debouch


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Debouch  \De*bouch"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Debouched};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Debouching}.]  [F.  d['e]boucher;  pref.  d['e]-  (L.  dis- 
  or  de)  +  boucher  to  stop  up  fr  bouche  mouth,  fr  L.  bucca 
  the  cheek.  Cf  {Disembogue}.] 
  To  march  out  from  a  wood,  defile,  or  other  confined  spot, 
  into  open  ground;  to  issue. 
 
  Battalions  debouching  on  the  plain.  --Prescott. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Debouch  \De*bouch"\,  v.  i.  (Geog.) 
  To  issue;  --  said  of  a  stream  passing  from  a  gorge  out  into 
  an  open  valley  or  a  plain. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  debouch 
  v  1:  march  out  (as  from  a  defile)  into  open  ground;  "The 
  regiments  debouched  from  the  valley"  [syn:  {march  out}] 
  2:  pass  out  or  emerge;  esp.  of  rivers:  "The  tributary  debouched 
  into  the  big  river" 




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