disburden

[ dis-bur-dn ]
/ dɪsˈbɜr dn /

verb (used with object)

to remove a burden from; rid of a burden.
to relieve of anything oppressive or annoying: Confession disburdened his mind of anxiety.
to get rid of (a burden); discharge.

verb (used without object)

to unload a burden.

Nearby words

  1. disbelieve,
  2. disbosom,
  3. disbound,
  4. disbranch,
  5. disbud,
  6. disburse,
  7. disbursement,
  8. disc,
  9. disc brake,
  10. disc camera

Origin of disburden

First recorded in 1525–35; dis-1 + burden1

Related formsdis·bur·den·ment, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for disburden

disburden

/ (dɪsˈbɜːdən) /

verb

to remove a load from (a person or animal)
(tr) to relieve (oneself, one's mind, etc) of a distressing worry or oppressive thought
Derived Formsdisburdenment, noun

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