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disburden

[dis-bur-dn]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to remove a burden from; rid of a burden.
  2. to relieve of anything oppressive or annoying: Confession disburdened his mind of anxiety.
  3. to get rid of (a burden); discharge.
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verb (used without object)
  1. to unload a burden.
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Origin of disburden

First recorded in 1525–35; dis-1 + burden1
Related formsdis·bur·den·ment, noun
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Examples from the Web for disburden

Historical Examples

  • Iudge you what it is for any liuing creature, not to disburden nature.

    A New Orchard And Garden

    William Lawson

  • Her husband was her only confidant, and to him she did disburden herself.

    Lover or Friend

    Rosa Nouchette Carey

  • She sighed and turned to sleep, leaving Emma to disburden her heart in tears.

  • But he has no desire to disburden himself at the expense of the future reader of his works.

    A Likely Story

    William De Morgan

  • I mention this to you once for all to disburden my mind, and I do not wish to hear or say more about it.

    Robert Burns

    Gabriel Setoun


British Dictionary definitions for disburden

disburden

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