What does embargo mean?

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  1. An order by the government prohibiting ships from leaving port.
  2. A ban on trade with another country.
  3. A temporary ban on making certain information public.
  1. (transitive) To impose an embargo on trading certain goods with another country.
  2. (transitive) To impose an embargo on a document.
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