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disencumber

[dis-en-kuhm-ber]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to free from a burden or other encumbrance; disburden.

Origin of disencumber

1590–1600; < Middle French desencombrer, equivalent to des- dis-1 + encombrer to encumber

Synonyms

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disentangle, disembarrass, unburden.
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Examples from the Web for disencumber

Historical Examples

  • I have done so to disencumber myself of the weight of an injustice.

    Roland Cashel

    Charles James Lever

  • The remainder of my chains I could disencumber myself of at pleasure.

  • So I could disencumber myself of most of my fetters, and sleep in ease.

  • Yet he cannot disencumber himself of his lifelong methods of composition.

  • Ere he could disencumber it I pressed forward upon the landing.

    The Bright Face of Danger

    Robert Neilson Stephens


British Dictionary definitions for disencumber

disencumber

verb
  1. (tr) to free from encumbrances
Derived Formsdisencumberment, noun
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