verb (used with object)
to free from a burden.
to relieve (one's mind, conscience, etc.) by revealing or confessing something.
to cast off or get rid of, as a burden or something burdensome; disclose; reveal: He unburdened the worries that plagued him.

1530–40; un-2 + burden1

3. confide.
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unburden (ʌnˈbɜːdən, ʌnˈbɜːðən)
1.  to remove a load or burden from
2.  to relieve or make free (one's mind, oneself, etc) of a worry, trouble, etc, by revelation or confession

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Word Origin & History

1538, "to unload" (trans.), from un- (2) + burden (v.). Cf. Ger. entbürden. Refl. sense is recorded from 1589.
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Example sentences
It would be great to unburden myself of the albatross called the dissertation.
They unburden themselves of their fears, their worries for us.
It gives veterans a chance to unburden some of their experiences.
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