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
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