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embargo

em·bar·go

embargo

 
 
pronunciation:
ihm bar go
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
inflections: embargoes
definition 1: a government injunction or other legal restriction on trade or the shipment of goods.
The government imposed a temporary embargo on all imported beef.
similar words:
ban, prohibition, proscription, restraint, restriction
definition 2: a government order prohibiting merchant vessels from moving in or out of its ports.
similar words:
ban, prohibition, proscription
definition 3: a restraint or prohibition.
synonyms:
ban, prohibition, proscription, restraint, restriction
similar words:
exclusion, hindrance, impediment
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: embargoed, embargoing, embargos
definition: to place an embargo on.
similar words:
ban, prohibit, proscribe, restrain, restrict
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