dis·​em·​bar·​rass | \ ˌdis-əm-ˈber-əs How to pronounce disembarrass (audio) \
disembarrassed; disembarrassing; disembarrasses

Definition of disembarrass

transitive verb

: to free (someone, such as oneself) from something troublesome or superfluous

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extricate, disentangle, untangle, disencumber, disembarrass mean to free from what binds or holds back. extricate implies the use of care or ingenuity in freeing from a difficult position or situation. extricated himself from financial difficulties disentangle and untangle suggest painstaking separation of a thing from other things. disentangling fact from fiction untangle a web of deceit disencumber implies a release from something that clogs or weighs down. an article disencumbered of jargon disembarrass suggests a release from something that impedes or hinders. disembarrassed herself of her advisers

Examples of disembarrass in a Sentence

still struggling to disembarrass herself of the emotional baggage of a failed relationship

First Known Use of disembarrass

1726, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of disembarrass was in 1726

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“Disembarrass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disembarrass. Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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