Definition and Meanings for encumber
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Part of Speech of encumber
transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
Etymology of encumber
Meaning of encumber
as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
- to impede the motion or action of, as with a burden; to retard with something superfluous; to weigh down; to obstruct or embarrass; as, his movements were encumbered by his mantle; his mind is encumbered with useless learning.
- to load with debts, or other legal claims; as, to encumber an estate with mortgages.