What is Embargo ?
Embargo is (noun) an official ban on trade The oil embargo is still in place. to place or put an embargo on to forbid something officially They placed an embargo on trade with our country. to lift an embargo to allow trade to start again The government has lifted the embargo on the export of weapons. to be under an embargo to be forbidden (verb) 1. to forbid something officially The government has embargoed the sale of arms to Middle Eastern countries. 2. not to allow publication of information for a period of time The news has been embargoed until next Wednesday.
source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level