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disencumber

verb

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1 to empty or rid of cargo
  • we disencumbered our pack animals as soon as we made camp that night

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2 to set (a person or thing) free of something that encumbers
  • a simple statement of the terms of the contract disencumbered of legal jargon

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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

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The first known use of disencumber was in 1598

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“Disencumber.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/disencumber. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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