[ 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.

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


/ (dɪsˈbɜːdən) /


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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