AskDefine | Define disburden

Dictionary Definition

disburden v : take the burden off; remove the burden from; "unburden the donkey" [syn: unburden] [ant: burden]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Verb

  1. to remove the load from a pack animal, or unload a vehicle etc
  2. to remove a source of mental trouble

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

abridge, alleviate, be light, bereave, bleed, break bulk, clear, curtail, cut off, deprive, deprive of, discharge, disembarrass, disembroil, disencumber, disengage, disentangle, disentitle, disinvolve, divest, drain, dump, ease, ease one of, extricate, free, free up, have little weight, kick the beam, liberate, lighten, lighten one of, make light, make lighter, milk, mine, off-load, reduce weight, relieve, set at ease, take away from, take from, tap, unballast, unburden, unclutter, unfreight, unlade, unload, unpack, unscramble, unship, unsnarl, weigh lightly
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