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disencumber

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of disencumber

  1. 1 to empty or rid of cargo we disencumbered our pack animals as soon as we made camp that night Synonyms of disencumber disburden, discharge, unload, off-load, unburden, unlade, unpackWords Related to disencumber free, lighten, relieve; clear, empty, evacuate, vacate, voidNear Antonyms of disencumber charge, cram, fill, heap, jam, jam-pack, stuffAntonyms of disencumber load, pack

  2. 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 Synonyms of disencumber clear, disburden, rid, divest, free, relieve, unburdenWords Related to disencumber discharge, emancipate, enfranchise, liberate, loose, loosen, manumit, release, spring, unbind, uncage, unchain, unfetter; bail (out), deliver, redeem, rescue; disengage, disentangle, extricateNear Antonyms of disencumber bog (down), fetter, hamper, restrain, shackle, subject, weigh down, weight (down)Antonyms of disencumber burden, encumber, saddle

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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