- (Of a river or stream) Emerge or be discharged into the sea or a larger river.
“The water began to disembogue from the dam, pouring debris into the river.”
“The best fishing is just south of where the river disembogues into the sea.”
“The wildlife department does regular inspections where the streams disembogue into the river system.”
Spanish, late 16th century
Why this word?
“Disembogue” comes from the Spanish “desembocar,” in which “des” expresses reversal and “embocar” means “run into a creek or strait.” To see some disemboguing in action, visit the Amazon River. The world’s most powerful river accounts for around one-fifth of the world’s total river flow and releases as much as 8 trillion gallons of water into the ocean each day.
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