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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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An act or instance of marching out from a narrow or confined place into open country, as a body of troops; Also: Mouth or outlet, as of a river or pass.

Usage examples (18)
  • The next morning I reached the debouchure of the Jordan, where I had hoped to find a bar of sand that might render its passage possible.
  • I now struck off towards the debouchure of the river; but I found that the country, though seemingly quite flat, was intersected by deep ravines, which did not show...
  • Thence we ascended a little to descend again, we continued over a ravine at nearly the same level, for some time proceeding over undulated ground: on reaching the...
  • Ingenium contended that the Congo or Zaire was the Nigerian debouchure. for more
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