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[in-kuhm-ber] /ɪnˈkʌm bər/
verb (used with object)
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unincumbered, adjective Unabridged
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  • He had inherited a historic title, and thousands of acres which he had scarcely seen, but which he had helped to incumber.

    Nell, of Shorne Mills Charles Garvice
  • I went on nevertheless with a good deal of Patience, thinking that his incumber'd Circumstances were partly the Cause.

    Benjamin Franklin Frank Luther Mott
  • The author has not deemed it necessary to incumber his pages with notes to substantiate his statements.

    The Empire of Russia John S. C. Abbott
  • I had no desire to incumber myself with this black Venus, so I made Gerome promise that he would not take her along.

    An African Adventure Isaac F. Marcosson
  • It was, therefore, unnecessary to incumber this paper, by proving that which none disputes.

  • But I must have grown men: these boys only serve to incumber the hospitals and the road-sides.

  • He seized the girl's hand and hung on with a tenacity that bade fair to incumber her forevermore.

    The Red Debt Everett MacDonald
British Dictionary definitions for incumber


a less common spelling of encumber
Derived Forms
incumberingly, adverb
incumbrance, noun
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