disburden


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dis·bur·den

 (dĭs-bûr′dn)
v. dis·bur·dened, dis·bur·den·ing, dis·bur·dens
v.tr.
1.
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.
v.intr.
To unload a burden.

dis·bur′den·ment n.

disburden

(dɪsˈbɜːdən)
vb
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
disˈburdenment n

dis•bur•den

(dɪsˈbɜr dn)

v.t.
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.
[1525–35]
dis•bur′den•ment, n.

disburden


Past participle: disburdened
Gerund: disburdening

Imperative
disburden
disburden
Present
I disburden
you disburden
he/she/it disburdens
we disburden
you disburden
they disburden
Preterite
I disburdened
you disburdened
he/she/it disburdened
we disburdened
you disburdened
they disburdened
Present Continuous
I am disburdening
you are disburdening
he/she/it is disburdening
we are disburdening
you are disburdening
they are disburdening
Present Perfect
I have disburdened
you have disburdened
he/she/it has disburdened
we have disburdened
you have disburdened
they have disburdened
Past Continuous
I was disburdening
you were disburdening
he/she/it was disburdening
we were disburdening
you were disburdening
they were disburdening
Past Perfect
I had disburdened
you had disburdened
he/she/it had disburdened
we had disburdened
you had disburdened
they had disburdened
Future
I will disburden
you will disburden
he/she/it will disburden
we will disburden
you will disburden
they will disburden
Future Perfect
I will have disburdened
you will have disburdened
he/she/it will have disburdened
we will have disburdened
you will have disburdened
they will have disburdened
Future Continuous
I will be disburdening
you will be disburdening
he/she/it will be disburdening
we will be disburdening
you will be disburdening
they will be disburdening
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been disburdening
you have been disburdening
he/she/it has been disburdening
we have been disburdening
you have been disburdening
they have been disburdening
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been disburdening
you will have been disburdening
he/she/it will have been disburdening
we will have been disburdening
you will have been disburdening
they will have been disburdening
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been disburdening
you had been disburdening
he/she/it had been disburdening
we had been disburdening
you had been disburdening
they had been disburdening
Conditional
I would disburden
you would disburden
he/she/it would disburden
we would disburden
you would disburden
they would disburden
Past Conditional
I would have disburdened
you would have disburdened
he/she/it would have disburdened
we would have disburdened
you would have disburdened
they would have disburdened
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.disburden - take the burden offdisburden - 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"

disburden

verb
1. To free from or cast out something objectionable or undesirable:
Slang: shake.
2. To remove the cargo or load from:
Translations

disburden

[dɪsˈbɜːdn] (frm) VTdescargar
to disburden o.s. ofdescargarse de

disburden

vt (lit, fig)entlasten
References in classic literature ?
Hunt now set to work with all diligence, to prepare caches, in which to deposit the baggage and merchandise, of which it would be necessary to disburden themselves, preparatory to their weary march by land: and here we shall give a brief description of those contrivances, so noted in the wilderness.
Equally unfit for self-government and self-defense, it has long been at the mercy of its powerful neighbors; who have lately had the mercy to disburden it of one third of its people and territories.
When we have new perception, we shall gladly disburden the memory of its hoarded treasures as old rubbish.
For many are the Trees of God that grow In Paradise, and various, yet unknown To us, in such abundance lies our choice, As leaves a greater store of Fruit untoucht, Still hanging incorruptible, till men Grow up to thir provision, and more hands Help to disburden Nature of her Bearth.
Having disburdened himself of everything he had to relate to his bathing friends, he left them to their aquatic disports, and proceeded onward with the captain and his companions.
She promised to do this, and she mentioned to me that when, for a moment, disburdened, delighted, he held her hand, thanking her for the sacrifice, she already felt rewarded."
I had been for some hours extremely pressed by the necessities of nature; which was no wonder, it being almost two days since I had last disburdened myself.
Poyser, however, though she noticed the bonnet, deferred remarking on it until she had disburdened herself of her surprise at Mr.
Having now disburdened himself of his great surprise, the schoolmaster sat down, and drawing Nell to his side, told her how he had learnt that ancient tenement had been occupied for a very long time by an old person, nearly a hundred years of age, who kept the keys of the church, opened and closed it for the services, and showed it to strangers; how she had died not many weeks ago, and nobody had yet been found to fill the office; how, learning all this in an interview with the sexton, who was confined to his bed by rheumatism, he had been bold to make mention of his fellow-traveller, which had been so favourably received by that high authority, that he had taken courage, acting on his advice, to propound the matter to the clergyman.
Snodgrass are we indebted for the particulars recorded in this and the succeeding chapter--particulars which, now that we have disburdened our consciences, we shall proceed to detail without further comment.
And that Charles's sister's tale-bearing tongue should be relevant to the building of a Yukon fire, was apparent only to Mercedes, who disburdened herself of copious opinions upon that topic, and incidentally upon a few other traits unpleasantly peculiar to her husband's family.
He turned short on his heel and began to walk up and down the room with an air of having disburdened himself of the final pronouncement of his life--of having said something on which he would not go back, even if he could.