disburden

verb
dis·​bur·​den | \ (ˌ)dis-ˈbər-dᵊn How to pronounce disburden (audio) \
disburdened; disburdening; disburdens

Definition of disburden

transitive verb

1a : 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

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Other Words from disburden

disburdenment \ (ˌ)dis-​ˈbər-​dᵊn-​mənt How to pronounce disburdenment (audio) \ noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for disburden

Synonyms

discharge, disencumber, off-load, unburden, unlade, unload, unpack

Antonyms

load, pack

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Examples of disburden in a Sentence

disburdened the oil tanker before it could leak any more oil 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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Dictionary Entries near disburden

disbowel

disbranch

disbud

disburden

disbursal

disburse

disbursement

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The first known use of disburden was in 1532

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