Disencumber Dis`en*cum"ber, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disencumbered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disencumbering}.] [Pref. dis- + encumber: cf. F. d['e]sencombrer.] To free from encumbrance, or from anything which clogs, impedes, or obstructs; to disburden. --Owen. [1913 Webster]

I have disencumbered myself from rhyme. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

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  • disencumber — I verb alleviate, cast off, clear, clear away, deliver from a hindrance, disburden, disembroil, disengage, disentail, disentangle, disjoin, ease, ease the burden, emancipate, exonerate, extract, extricate, free, free from encumbrance, liberate,… …   Law dictionary

  • disencumber — disembarrass, disentangle, untangle, *extricate Analogous words: *relieve, alleviate, lighten: disengage, *detach: liberate, release, *free Contrasted words: *depress, weigh, oppress: * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • disencumber — [dis΄in kum′bər] vt. [OFr desencombrer: see DIS & ENCUMBER] to relieve of a burden; free from a hindrance or annoyance …   English World dictionary

  • disencumber — transitive verb Etymology: Middle French desencombrer, from des dis + encombrer to encumber Date: 1598 to free from encumbrance ; disburden Synonyms: see extricate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • disencumber — /dis en kum beuhr/, v.t. to free from a burden or other encumbrance; disburden. [1590 1600; < MF desencombrer, equiv. to des DIS 1 + encombrer to ENCUMBER] Syn. disentangle, disembarrass, unburden. * * * …   Universalium

  • disencumber — verb To remove an encumbrance (a burden) …   Wiktionary

  • disencumber — Synonyms and related words: alleviate, be light, clear, disburden, disembarrass, disembroil, disengage, disentangle, disinvolve, ease, extricate, free, free up, have little weight, kick the beam, liberate, lighten, make light, make lighter, off… …   Moby Thesaurus

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

  • disencumber — dis·en·cum·ber || ‚dɪsɪn kÊŒmbÉ™ v. relieve a load, free from a burden …   English contemporary dictionary

  • disencumber — verb free from an encumbrance …   English new terms dictionary

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