disenthrall

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

dis- +‎ enthrall

Verb[edit]

disenthrall (third-person singular simple present disenthralls, present participle disenthralling, simple past and past participle disenthralled)

  1. (transitive) To free from slavery or captivation.
    • 2008 March 30, Peter Applebome, “Applying Gandhi’s Ideas to Climate Change”, New York Times:
      He noted Gandhi’s sense of satyagraha and a statement of Lincoln’s during the depths of the Civil War: “We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country.”