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Definition of Encumber


  1. To impede the motion or action of, as with a burden; to retard with something superfluous; to weigh down; to obstruct or embarrass; as, his movements were encumbered by his mantle; his mind is encumbered with useless learning.
  2. To load with debts, or other legal claims; as, to encumber an estate with mortgages.

Encumber Translations

encumber in French is encombrons, encombrez, encombrent, grever
encumber in German is belasten
encumber in Italian is gravare
encumber in Norwegian is hefte, hindre
encumber in Spanish is gravar