disencumber


dis·en·cum·ber

transitive verb \ˌdis-ən-ˈkəm-bər\

Definition of DISENCUMBER

:  to free from encumbrance :  disburden

Examples of DISENCUMBER

  1. <we disencumbered our pack animals as soon as we made camp that night>
  2. <a simple statement of the terms of the contract disencumbered of legal jargon>

Origin of DISENCUMBER

Middle French desencombrer, from des- dis- + encombrer to encumber
First Known Use: 1598

Related to DISENCUMBER

Synonyms
disburden, discharge, unload, off-load, unburden, unlade, unpack
Antonyms
load, pack
See Synonym Discussion at extricate

Rhymes with DISENCUMBER

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