1. [syn: extricate, untangle, disentangle, disencumber]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Disencumber \Dis`en*cum"ber\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Disencumbered; p. pr. & vb. n. Disencumbering.] [Pref.
dis- + encumber: cf. F. d['e]sencombrer.]
To free from encumbrance, or from anything which clogs,
impedes, or obstructs; to disburden. --Owen.
I have disencumbered myself from rhyme. --Dryden.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: release from entanglement of difficulty; "I cannot
extricate myself from this task" [syn: extricate,
untangle, disentangle, disencumber]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
35 Moby Thesaurus words for "disencumber":
alleviate, be light, clear, disburden, disembarrass, disembroil,
disengage, disentangle, disinvolve, ease, extricate, free, free up,
have little weight, kick the beam, liberate, lighten, make light,
make lighter, off-load, reduce weight, relieve, set at ease,
unballast, unburden, unclutter, unfreight, unlade, unload,
unscramble, unsnarl, untangle, untie, untwine, weigh lightly