disburden


dis·bur·den

verb \(ˌ)dis-ˈbər-dən\

Definition of DISBURDEN

transitive verb
1
a :  to rid of a burden <disburden a pack animal>
b :  unburden <disburden your conscience>
2
:  unload <disburdened their merchandise in the town square>
intransitive verb
:  discharge <the vessels disburdened at the dock>
dis·bur·den·ment \-mənt\ noun

Examples of DISBURDEN

  1. <disburdened the oil tanker before it could leak any more oil>
  2. <the cinema was a place where we could disburden ourselves of our cares, if only for a couple of hours>

First Known Use of DISBURDEN

1532

Rhymes with DISBURDEN

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