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dis·en·cum·ber

 (dĭs′ĕn-kŭm′bər)
tr.v. dis·en·cum·bered, dis·en·cum·ber·ing, dis·en·cum·bers
To relieve of burdens or hardships.

[Obsolete French desencombrer, from Old French : des-, dis- + encombrer, to encumber; see encumber.]

dis′en·cum′ber·ment n.

disencumber

(ˌdɪsɪnˈkʌmbə)
vb
(tr) to free from encumbrances
ˌdisenˈcumberment n

dis•en•cum•ber

(ˌdɪs ɛnˈkʌm bər)

v.t.
to free from a burden or other encumbrance.
[1590–1600; < Middle French]

disencumber


Past participle: disencumbered
Gerund: disencumbering

Imperative
disencumber
disencumber
Present
I disencumber
you disencumber
he/she/it disencumbers
we disencumber
you disencumber
they disencumber
Preterite
I disencumbered
you disencumbered
he/she/it disencumbered
we disencumbered
you disencumbered
they disencumbered
Present Continuous
I am disencumbering
you are disencumbering
he/she/it is disencumbering
we are disencumbering
you are disencumbering
they are disencumbering
Present Perfect
I have disencumbered
you have disencumbered
he/she/it has disencumbered
we have disencumbered
you have disencumbered
they have disencumbered
Past Continuous
I was disencumbering
you were disencumbering
he/she/it was disencumbering
we were disencumbering
you were disencumbering
they were disencumbering
Past Perfect
I had disencumbered
you had disencumbered
he/she/it had disencumbered
we had disencumbered
you had disencumbered
they had disencumbered
Future
I will disencumber
you will disencumber
he/she/it will disencumber
we will disencumber
you will disencumber
they will disencumber
Future Perfect
I will have disencumbered
you will have disencumbered
he/she/it will have disencumbered
we will have disencumbered
you will have disencumbered
they will have disencumbered
Future Continuous
I will be disencumbering
you will be disencumbering
he/she/it will be disencumbering
we will be disencumbering
you will be disencumbering
they will be disencumbering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been disencumbering
you have been disencumbering
he/she/it has been disencumbering
we have been disencumbering
you have been disencumbering
they have been disencumbering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been disencumbering
you will have been disencumbering
he/she/it will have been disencumbering
we will have been disencumbering
you will have been disencumbering
they will have been disencumbering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been disencumbering
you had been disencumbering
he/she/it had been disencumbering
we had been disencumbering
you had been disencumbering
they had been disencumbering
Conditional
I would disencumber
you would disencumber
he/she/it would disencumber
we would disencumber
you would disencumber
they would disencumber
Past Conditional
I would have disencumbered
you would have disencumbered
he/she/it would have disencumbered
we would have disencumbered
you would have disencumbered
they would have disencumbered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.disencumber - release from entanglement of difficultydisencumber - release from entanglement of difficulty; "I cannot extricate myself from this task"
disengage, free - free or remove obstruction from; "free a path across the cluttered floor"

disencumber

verb
To free from or cast out something objectionable or undesirable:
Slang: shake.
Translations
References in classic literature ?
As soon as we had thus happily disencumbered ourselves from the weight of so much money, we began to think of returning to our Mothers, but accidentally hearing that they were both starved to Death, we gave over the design and determined to engage ourselves to some strolling Company of Players, as we had always a turn for the Stage.
The mouth of the Columbiad, now completely disencumbered, was open entirely to the sky.
The tackle belonging to the crane being hauled from outside, the mouth of the Columbiad was instantly disencumbered of its last supports.
Here she procured us a light, roused the fire to a cheerful blaze, and soon prepared a simple repast for our refreshment; while we disencumbered ourselves of our travelling- gear, and took a hasty survey of our new abode.
I glanced at the other, as wondering what aspect it would present if disencumbered of the boards.
When I did not prefer to keep mine to myself there was always a stray tourist, disencumbered of his Baedeker, to discuss them with, or some domesticated painter rejoicing in the return of the season of strong effects.
In my style," he says, "I have professed to imitate the divine Shakespeare, which, that I might perform more freely, I have disencumbered myself from rhyme.
In the mean time, the elder traveller, as if familiar with the nature of the impulses by which his children were governed, disencumbered himself of his pack and rifle, and, assisted by the man already mentioned as disposed to appeal so promptly to the rifle, he quietly proceeded to release the cattle from the gears.
Winkle, as Sam disencumbered him of his great- coat and travelling-shawl, 'to ascertain, before I gave my consent to Sam's employment in this matter, that you are quite in earnest and serious, with respect to this young lady.
The ivy spray was still twisted about the handle; this one sacrifice, she thought, she might make to sentimentality and personality, and she picked two leaves from the ivy and put them in her pocket before she disencumbered her stick of the rest of it.
But this was not the time for delay; I disencumbered the dogs of their dead companion, gave them a plentiful portion of food, and after an hour's rest, which was absolutely necessary, and yet which was bitterly irksome to me, I continued my route.