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dis- +‎ cumber: compare Old French descombrer.


discumber (third-person singular simple present discumbers, present participle discumbering, simple past and past participle discumbered)

  1. (archaic, transitive) To free from that which cumbers or impedes; to disencumber.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for discumber in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)