disburden[dis bʉrd′'n, dis′-]
- to relieve of a burden or of anything burdensome
- to get rid of (a burden); unload
to get rid of a burden
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- disburdenment noun
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verb dis·bur·dened, dis·bur·den·ing, dis·bur·dens verb, transitive
- a. To relieve (a pack animal, for example) of a burden.b. To free of a burden or trouble: disburden one's mind.
- To unload: disburdened the goods in the shipping room.
To unload a burden.
- dis·burˈden·ment noun