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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To flow out or empty, as water from a channel: "the river whose dirty waters disembogue into the harbor” ( John Updike).
  • transitive v. To discharge or pour forth (water, for example).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To come out into the open sea from a river etc.
  • v. To pour out, to debouch; to flow out through a narrow opening into a larger space.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To become discharged; to flow out; to find vent; to pour out contents.
  • transitive v. To pour out or discharge at the mouth, as a stream; to vent; to discharge into an ocean, a lake, etc.
  • transitive v. To eject; to cast forth.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To pour out or discharge at the mouth, as a stream; hence, to vent; cast forth or eject.
  • To flow out, as at the mouth; become discharged; gain a vent: as, innumerable rivers disembogue into the ocean.
  • Nautical, to pass across, or out of the mouth of, a river, gulf, or bay, as a ship.

Etymologies

From Spanish desembogue, mouth of a river, from desembocar, to flow out : des-, reversal (from Latin dis-; see dis-) + embocar, to put into the mouth (en-, in from Latin in-; see in-2 + boca, mouth from Latin bucca, cheek).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Spanish desembocar, from des- + embocar ("run into a creek or strait"), from boca ("mouth"). (Wiktionary)

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