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1. often accoutrements An accessory item of equipment or dress.
2. often accoutrements Military equipment other than uniforms and weapons.
3. accoutrements Outward forms of recognition; trappings: cathedral ceilings, heated swimming pools, and other accoutrements signaling great wealth.
4. Archaic The act of accoutring.
(rɪˈdaʊ tə bəl)
1. evoking fear; fearsome; formidable.
2. commanding respect or reverence.
[1325–75; Middle English redoutable
< Middle French,
– + douter
to fear, doubt
) + -able -able
1. a person given to voluble, empty talk.
2. nonsense; blather.
+ Scots skite, skate
an objectionable person (of uncertain orig.)]
To flow out or empty, as water from a channel: “the river whose dirty waters disembogue into the harbor” (John Updike).
[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).]