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embargo

em·bar·go

embargo

 
 
pronunciation:
ihm bar go
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part of speech: noun
inflections: embargoes
definition 1: a government order that restricts trade or the shipment of goods.
An embargo was placed on the buying and selling of products made from elephant tusks.
similar words:
ban, restriction
definition 2: a government order that forbids ships to move in or out of its ports.
The embargo prevented us from sailing to their country.
similar words:
ban
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