Encumber

Definition of Encumber

En`cum´ber
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Encumbered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Encumbering.]
Not encumbered with any notable inconvenience.
- Hooker.
2.To load with debts, or other legal claims; as, to encumber an estate with mortgages.

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