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1. encumber

verb. ['ɛnˈkʌmbɝ'] hold back.

Synonyms

  • restrict
  • bound
  • curb
  • constrain
  • limit
  • trammel
  • restrain
  • confine
  • bridle
  • cumber
  • clog

Antonyms

  • deprive
  • derestrict
  • declassify
  • stand still

Etymology

  • encombrer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Encumber

  • outnumber
  • mccumber
  • macumber
  • slumber
  • number
  • lumber
  • humber

Example sentences of the word encumber


1. Verb, base form
A business or government can encumber funds in several ways and for several reasons.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
A warranty deed guarantees there are no liens, mortgages or claims from third parties that encumber the land.

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