disencumber

verb dis·en·cum·ber \ ˌdis-ᵊn-ˈkəm-bər \

Definition of disencumber

transitive verb
: to free from encumbrance : disburden

Examples of disencumber in a Sentence

  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 and Etymology of disencumber

Middle French desencombrer, from des- dis- + encombrer to encumber

disencumber Synonyms

Synonym Discussion of disencumber

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


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