dis- + burden
disburden (third-person singular simple present disburdens, present participle disburdening, simple past and past participle disburdened)
- (transitive) To rid of a burden; to free from a load carried; to unload.
- to disburden a pack animal
- (transitive) To free from a source of mental trouble.
- 1863, George Eliot, Romola, Volume I, Book I, Chapter XVII, page 295
- Romola's heart swelled again, so that she was forced to break off. But the need she felt to disburden her mind to Tito urged her to repress the rising anguish.
- 1677, Owen Feltham, Of Improving by Good Examples
- He did it to disburden a conscience.
- 1650, Henry Hammond, Of the reasonableness of Christian religion
- My meditations […] will, I hope, be more […] calm, being thus disburdened.