disburden

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

dis- +‎ burden

Verb[edit]

disburden (third-person singular simple present disburdens, present participle disburdening, simple past and past participle disburdened)

  1. (transitive) To rid of a burden; to free from a load carried; to unload.
    to disburden a pack animal
  2. (transitive) To free from a source of mental trouble.
    • Feltham
      He did it to disburden a conscience.
    • Hammond
      My meditations [] will, I hope, be more calm, being thus disburdened.

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