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disburden

[dis-bur-dn] /dɪsˈbɜr dn/
verb (used with object)
1.
to remove a burden from; rid of a burden.
2.
to relieve of anything oppressive or annoying:
Confession disburdened his mind of anxiety.
3.
to get rid of (a burden); discharge.
verb (used without object)
4.
to unload a burden.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; dis-1 + burden1
Related forms
disburdenment, noun
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  • The weight of learning which he carried was thought to be so great that he could not disburden it in books.
British Dictionary definitions for disburden

disburden

/dɪsˈbɜːdən/
verb
1.
to remove a load from (a person or animal)
2.
(transitive) to relieve (oneself, one's mind, etc) of a distressing worry or oppressive thought
Derived Forms
disburdenment, noun
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