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encumber

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encumber/ɪnˈkʌmbɚ/verb
encumbersencumberedencumbering
encumber
/ɪnˈkʌmbɚ/
verb
encumbersencumberedencumbering
Learner's definition of ENCUMBER  
[+ object]somewhat formal
: to make (someone or something) hold or carry something heavy — usually used as (be) encumbered — often used figuratively
: to cause problems or difficulties for (someone or something) — usually used as (be) encumbered

— encumbrance

/ɪnˈkʌmbrəns/noun,pluralencumbrances[count]
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