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v. dis·bur·dened, dis·bur·den·ing, dis·bur·dens
a. To relieve (a pack animal, for example) of a burden.
b. To free of a burden or trouble: disburden one's mind.
2. To unload: disburdened the goods in the shipping room.
To unload a burden.
1. to remove a load from (a person or animal)
2. (Self-help) (tr) to relieve (oneself, one's mind, etc) of a distressing worry or oppressive thought
1. to remove a burden from; rid of a burden.
2. to relieve of anything oppressive or annoying.
3. to get rid of (a burden); discharge; unload.v.i.
4. to unload a burden.
Past participle: disburdened
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|Verb||1.||disburden - take the burden off; remove the burden from; "unburden the donkey"|
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
lighten - reduce the weight on; make lighter; "she lightened the load on the tired donkey"