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disenthral

[dis-en-thrawl]
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verb (used with object), dis·en·thralled, dis·en·thralling.
  1. disenthrall.
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Related formsdis·en·thral·ment, noun

disenthrall

[dis-en-thrawl]
verb (used with object)
  1. to free from bondage; liberate: to be disenthralled from morbid fantasies.
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Origin of disenthrall

First recorded in 1635–45; dis-1 + enthrall
Related formsdis·en·thrall·ment, noun
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Examples from the Web for disenthralling

Historical Examples

  • Every humane consideration clusters to the policy of disenthralling the colored man, and of making him a being of power.

    Continental Monthly, Vol. II. July, 1862. No. 1.

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  • It is said that he procured a solemn exorcism to be performed, in the hope of disenthralling and recovering his daughter.

  • The hope of disenthralling their native land animated every heart.


British Dictionary definitions for disenthralling

disenthral

US disenthrall

verb -thrals, -thralling or -thralled or US -thralls, -thralling or -thralled
  1. (tr) to set free
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Derived Formsdisenthralment or US disenthrallment, noun
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