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Meaning of DISBURDEN

Pronunciation:  dis'burdn

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  take the burden off; remove the burden from; "unburden the donkey"

DISBURDEN is a 9 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: unburden
 Antonyms: burden, burthen, weight, weight down
 See Also: remove, take, take away, withdraw



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dis*bur"den\, v. t. [See {Burden}, v. t.] [Cf.
    To rid of a burden; to free from a load borne or from
    something oppressive; to unload; to disencumber; to relieve.
          He did it to disburden a conscience.     --Feltham.
          My mediations . . . will, I hope, be more calm, being
          thus disburdened.                        --Hammond.
    Syn: To unload; unburden; discharge; free.
  2. \Dis*bur"den\, v. i.
    To relieve one's self of a burden; to ease the mind.
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