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embay

Syllabification: em·bay
Pronunciation: /əmˈbā
 
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Definition of embay in English:

verb

[with object] (usually be embayed)
1(Chiefly of the wind) confine (a sailing vessel) to a bay: ships were embayed between two headlands
1.1 (as adjective embayed) Formed into bays; hollowed out by or as if by the sea: the embayed island
1.2chiefly Geology Enclose (something) in a recess or hollow.
Example sentences
  • These landslides were embayed by the lava that flooded the central caldera floor.
  • This landslide material was then embayed by lava when the central caldera was flooded.
  • The great escarpment is embayed by major valleys, and a belt of mountains lies between it and the coastal plain.

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