[ in-kuhm-ber ]

verb (used with object)
  1. a less common variant of encumber.

Other words from incumber

  • un·in·cum·bered, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use incumber in a sentence

  • Soon after the famine, the Incumbered Estates Act was passed, by which the creditors of incumbered landlords could force a sale.

    Is Ulster Right? | Anonymous
  • The road was so difficult and so much incumbered that the two companions could scarcely converse.

  • Time relations are often hopelessly confused and the narratives are greatly incumbered with mythologic details.

    A Study of Pueblo Architecture: Tusayan and Cibola | Victor Mindeleff and Cosmos Mindeleff
  • Wallow Crag, a long mile south of Keswick, is abrupt but not high, and somewhat incumbered by trees.

  • But the translator of a living author is incumbered with additional inconveniences.

    The Piccolomini | Friedrich Schiller

British Dictionary definitions for incumber


/ (ɪnˈkʌmbə) /

  1. a less common spelling of encumber

Derived forms of incumber

  • incumberingly, adverb
  • incumbrance, noun

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