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unburden

verb

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1 to empty or rid of cargo
  • the crew was frantically unburdening the ship in an attempt to save it

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2 to set (a person or thing) free of something that encumbers
  • a generous friend unburdened her of that particular financial worry

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The first known use of unburden was circa 1538

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“Unburden.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/unburden. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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