Disencumbering
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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