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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Spanish
Origin: embargar 'to stop, prevent, seize'

embargo

1 noun
     
em‧bar‧go1 plural embargoes [countable]
an official order to stop trade with another country [= boycott, sanctions]
embargo on/against
an embargo on wheat exports
an embargo against the country
impose/lift an embargo (=start or end one)
Many allies are pushing to lift the embargo.

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