verb (used with object)

Related formsun·in·cum·bered, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for incumbered

Historical Examples of incumbered

  • His practice was not extensive, and he was incumbered with a wife and large family.

    Newton Forster

    Captain Frederick Marryat

  • The shore is deformed with mud, and incumbered with a forest of reeds.

    Wieland; or The Transformation

    Charles Brockden Brown

  • The city's bonded debt is in their hands; by them the city is taxed and incumbered.

    Elements of Debating

    Leverett S. Lyon

  • We must not be incumbered with pack-mules on an expedition of this sort.

    Mr. Fortescue

    William Westall

  • He found him at home, but the hall so incumbered with trunks and boxes, that there was scarce a passage to the parlour-door.

British Dictionary definitions for incumbered



a less common spelling of encumber
Derived Formsincumberingly, adverbincumbrance, noun
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