Definition of encumber in English:

encumber

Line breaks: en|cum¦ber
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈkʌmbə
 
, ɛn-/

verb

[with object]

Origin

Middle English (in the sense 'cause trouble to, entangle'; formerly also as incumber): from Old French encombrer 'block up', from en- 'in' + combre 'river barrage'.

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