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Noun: embargo (embargoes)  em'baa(r)-gow
  1. A government order imposing a trade barrier
    - trade embargo, trade stoppage
Verb: embargo  em'baa(r)-gow
  1. Ban the publication of (documents), as for security or copyright reasons
    "embargoed publications"
  2. Prevent commerce
    "The U.S. embargoes Libya"

Derived forms: embargoes, embargoing, embargoed

Type of: ban, block, censor, halt, import barrier, kibosh [informal], kybosh [informal], stop, trade barrier

Encyclopedia: Embargo