Definition of disencumber in English:



[with object]
  • Free from or relieve of an encumbrance.

    ‘the sect claims to disencumber adherents of the untoward effects of past traumas’
    • ‘She ultimately gives up men's meals of cooked meat for a lighter raw diet of women's fare, thus disencumbering herself of male ideology.’
    • ‘If the group is too large for shame, for civic virtue, indeed, even for patriotism, the way of the powerful, visionary, and disencumbered man is clear.’
    • ‘We reckoned the improvements of the art of war among the triumphs of science, and yet Napoleon conquered Europe by the bivouac, which consisted of falling back on naked valor, and disencumbering it of all aids.’
    • ‘Now they talk about disencumbering yourself from relationships and situations that prevent you from having a peak experience.’
    • ‘The very act of ‘disencumbering’ themselves to reach this position left them with little support.’
    extract, free, release, disentangle, get out, remove, withdraw, let loose, loosen, unloose, detach, disengage, untwine, disentwine, unfasten, unclasp, disconnect
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