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encumber.

en*cum*ber

Pronunciation: \in-'k[schwa]m-b[schwa]r\

verb

en*cum*bered

en*cum*ber*ing

1 : to weigh down : burden <Their heavy coats encumbered the children.>

2 : to cause problems or delays for : hinder <Bad weather encumbered the building project.>

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Publication:Merriam-Webster's Elementary Dictionary
Date:Jan 1, 2009
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