disburden

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v disburden take the burden off; remove the burden from "unburden the donkey"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Disburden To relieve one's self of a burden; to ease the mind.
    • v. t Disburden To rid of a burden; to free from a load borne or from something oppressive; to unload; to disencumber; to relieve. "He did it to disburden a conscience.""My mediations . . . will, I hope, be more calm, being thus disburdened ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • disburden To remove a burden from; rid of a burden; relieve of anything weighty, oppressive, or annoying; disencumber; unburden; unload.
    • disburden To lay off or aside as oppressive or annoying; get rid of; relieve one's self of.
    • disburden Synonyms To disencumber, free, lighten, discharge, disembarrass.
    • disburden To ease the mind; be relieved.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Disburden dis-bur′dn to unburden or rid of a burden: to free.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Burden (v. t.)

Usage

In literature:

To "turn the word over" in my mind will help to disburden its treasure.
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
The disburdening of it is a great comfort.
"Deerbrook" by Harriet Martineau
Her husband was her only confidant, and to him she did disburden herself.
"Lover or Friend" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
Iudge you what it is for any liuing creature, not to disburden nature.
"A New Orchard And Garden" by William Lawson
He ought now to have an opportunity of disburdening his mind.
"The Serapion Brethren," by Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann
I beg you disburden your soul.
"Landolin" by Berthold Auerbach
How can I ever disburden myself of the obligation?
"A Little World" by George Manville Fenn
Early the next morning he came to me, to disburden his full heart.
"Hammer and Anvil" by Friedrich Spielhagen
His host, however, made haste to disburden himself of a fine speech.
"Countess Erika's Apprenticeship" by Ossip Schubin
He seized the propitious moment to disburden his soul.
"Our Own Set" by Ossip Schubin
I suppose that the men had disburdened themselves of these because of the heat of the day.
"Latitude 19 degree" by Mrs. Schuyler Crowninshield
On this occasion he had come to disburden on Mr. Dudley his fears of disease and death.
"Ormond, Volume I (of 3)" by Charles Brockden Brown
She felt worried, and anxious to disburden her soul of its secret.
"The Motor Maids by Palm and Pine" by Katherine Stokes
But what is thy will, friend, that thou seemest in waiting for me, to disburden thyself of something?
"Mercedes of Castile" by J. Fenimore Cooper
But now he seemed to think that she ought to be glad thus to disburden her conscience and by just so much to modify her indebtedness to him!
"Joan Thursday" by Louis Joseph Vance
Great Britain has hitherto suffered her subject and subordinate provinces to disburden themselves upon her of almost this whole expense.
"An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations" by Adam Smith
He would disburden his conscience and hang us in his present temper.
"A Desperate Voyage" by Edward Frederick Knight
To disburden the conscience.
"An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language" by John Jamieson
Unbosom your heart then without fear, disburden yourself of your anger.
"History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century (Volume 1)" by J. H. Merle D'Aubigné
It was politic, as by disburdening the people of the State debts it would conciliate them to the plan.
"The Journal of the Debates in the Convention which framed the Constitution of the United States, Volume II (of 2)" by James Madison
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