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[em-bangk-muh nt] /ɛmˈbæŋk mənt/

a bank, mound, dike, or the like, raised to hold back water, carry a roadway, etc.
the action of .
a man-made ridge of earth or stone that carries a road or railway or confines a waterway See also levee1

1786, from embank “to enclose with a bank” (1570s; see bank (n.2)) + -ment.


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