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entrammel

verb -mels, -melling or -melled or US -els, -eling or -eled
  1. (tr) to hamper or obstruct by entangling
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Related Words

bind, clog, shackle, restrain, plug, obstruct, congest, choke, impede, seal, hamper, fill, control, hinder, inhibit, suppress, tame, contain, constrain, hamstring

Word Origin and History for entrammel

v.

1590s, from en- (1) + trammel.

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