unburden

[ uhn-bur-dn ]
/ ʌnˈbɜr dn /

verb (used with object)

to free from a burden.
to relieve (one's mind, conscience, etc.) by revealing or confessing something.
to cast off or get rid of, as a burden or something burdensome; disclose; reveal: He unburdened the worries that plagued him.

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Origin of unburden

First recorded in 1530–40; un-2 + burden1
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British Dictionary definitions for unburden

unburden
/ (ʌnˈbɜːdən) /

verb (tr)

to remove a load or burden from
to relieve or make free (one's mind, oneself, etc) of a worry, trouble, etc, by revelation or confession
Archaic spelling: unburthen (ʌnˈbɜːðən)
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