v. dis·bur·dened, dis·bur·den·ing, dis·bur·dens
a. To relieve (a pack animal, for example) of a burden.
b. To free of a burden or trouble: disburden one's mind.
2. To unload: disburdened the goods in the shipping room.
To unload a burden.
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