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Origin of disencumber

1590–1600; < Middle French desencombrer, equivalent to des- dis-1 + encombrer to encumber

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Related Words for disencumber

unload, lighten, relieve, disengage, alleviate, rid

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  1. (tr) to free from encumbrances
Derived Formsdisencumberment, noun
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