disburden

verb dis·bur·den \ (ˌ)dis-ˈbər-dᵊn \

Definition of disburden

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
: discharge
  • the vessels disburdened at the dock

disburdenment

play \-mənt\ noun

Examples of disburden in a Sentence

  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

in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a

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