verb (used with object)
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Origin of encumber
OTHER WORDS FROM encumberen·cum·ber·ing·ly, adverbun·en·cum·bered, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for encumber
The Consumer Financial Protection Agency can bog down any other agency by encumbering agency rules or policies.
How infinitely better such books than pamphlets on political economy, for example, now encumbering the whole land!
When, therefore, the encumbering folds of the blanket descended, it was too late to resist.The Backwoodsmen|Charles G. D. Roberts
He seemed to have shed his blundering, encumbering personality, and come to life as a disembodied intelligence.Tales Of Men And Ghosts|Edith Wharton