incumber

incumber

[in-kuhm-ber]
verb (used with object)

unincumbered, adjective
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encumber or incumber (ɪnˈkʌmbə)
 
vb
1.  to hinder or impede; make difficult; hamper: encumbered with parcels after going shopping at Christmas; his stupidity encumbers his efforts to learn
2.  to fill with superfluous or useless matter
3.  to burden with debts, obligations, etc
 
[C14: from Old French encombrer, from en-1 + combre a barrier, from Late Latin combrus, of uncertain origin]
 
incumber or incumber
 
vb
 
[C14: from Old French encombrer, from en-1 + combre a barrier, from Late Latin combrus, of uncertain origin]
 
en'cumberingly or incumber
 
adv
 
in'cumberingly or incumber
 
adv

incumber (ɪnˈkʌmbə)
 
vb
a less common spelling of encumber
 
in'cumberingly
 
adv
 
in'cumbrance
 
n

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