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[kuhm-bruh ns]
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  1. trouble; bother.
  2. burden; encumbrance.
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Origin of cumbrance

1275–1325; Middle English combraunce, aphetic variant of acombraunce defeat, harassment; see encumbrance
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Examples from the Web for cumbrance

Historical Examples

  • Our chance may come another time, and we want not the cumbrance of children on our march.

    In the Wars of the Roses

    Evelyn Everett-Green

  • How can I myself alone bear your cumbrance, and your burden, and your strife?

  • So I parted with my public and my ferrets—for she was dead a' ready, my wife was, and I hadn't no cumbrance.

British Dictionary definitions for cumbrance


  1. a burden, obstacle, or hindrance
  2. trouble or bother
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