Disburden Dis*bur"den, v. i. To relieve one's self of a burden; to ease the mind. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

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  • Disburden — Dis*bur den, v. t. [See {Burden}, v. t.] [Cf. {Disburthen}.] To rid of a burden; to free from a load borne or from something oppressive; to unload; to disencumber; to relieve. [1913 Webster] He did it to disburden a conscience. Feltham. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disburden — index alleviate, clear, disencumber, disentangle, ease, extricate, facilitate, free, relieve ( …   Law dictionary

  • disburden — [dis bʉrd′ n, dis′bʉrd′ n] vt. 1. to relieve of a burden or of anything burdensome 2. to get rid of (a burden); unload vi. to get rid of a burden disburdenment n …   English World dictionary

  • disburden — verb Date: 1532 transitive verb 1. a. to rid of a burden < disburden a pack animal > b. unburden < disburden your conscience > 2. unload < disburdened their …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • disburden — disburdenment, n. /dis berr dn/, v.t. 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. v.i. 4. to unload a burden.… …   Universalium

  • disburden — verb a) to remove the load from a pack animal, or unload a vehicle etc b) to remove a source of mental trouble …   Wiktionary

  • disburden — Synonyms and related words: abridge, alleviate, be light, bereave, bleed, break bulk, clear, curtail, cut off, deprive, deprive of, discharge, disembarrass, disembroil, disencumber, disengage, disentangle, disentitle, disinvolve, divest, drain,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • disburden — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb 1. To free from or cast out something objectionable or undesirable: clear, disembarrass, disencumber, release, relieve, rid, shake off, throw off, unburden. Slang: shake. See KEEP. 2. To remove the cargo or load from:… …   English dictionary for students

  • disburden — dis·bur·den || dɪs bɜːdn v. unload, set down a heavy burden; relieve suffering …   English contemporary dictionary

  • disburden — verb relieve of a burden or responsibility …   English new terms dictionary

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