[ dis-en-kuhm-ber ]
/ ˌdɪs ɛnˈkʌm bər /

verb (used with object)

to free from a burden or other encumbrance; disburden.


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Origin of disencumber

1590–1600; < Middle French desencombrer, equivalent to des- dis-1 + encombrer to encumber
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British Dictionary definitions for disencumber

/ (ˌdɪsɪnˈkʌmbə) /


(tr) to free from encumbrances

Derived forms of disencumber

disencumberment, noun
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