V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: to remove a burden, trouble, difficulty, or encumbrance

Synonyms: disentangle, unburden, extricate

Antonyms: burden, encumber, entangle

Tips: Disencumber is related to the word encumber, which means "to burden" or "to hinder." Thus, to disencumber someone of something is to free him or her from burdens or hindrances. Similar to the way disentangle means "to untangle," disencumber means "to relieve from burden or encumbrance."

Usage Examples:

By quitting the band, he disencumbered himself of many arguments and long rehearsals. (unburdened, extricated)

I want to help you with the party planning, so please let me disencumber you of any tasks you find overwhelming. (unburden)

The debt relief center promised to disencumber its clients from their financial problems. (unburden, extricate)

I can't wait until the day when I can disencumber myself from my stressful job and finally retire. (unburden)

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