from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To relieve of burdens or hardships.
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- v. To remove an encumbrance or burden from (someone or something).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To free from encumbrance, or from anything which clogs, impedes, or obstructs; to disburden.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To free from encumbrance or from whatever tends to encumber, burden, hamper, or impede; disburden: as, the troops disencumbered themselves of their baggage; to disencumber the mind of its prejudices; to disencumber an estate of debt.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. release from entanglement of difficulty
Obsolete French desencombrer, from Old French : des-, dis- + encombrer, to encumber; see encumber.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)