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enfetter

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verb en·fet·ter \in-ˈfe-tər, en-\

Definition of enfetter

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to bind in fetters :  enchain



Examples of enfetter in a sentence

  1. <enfettered by debt, she was in no position to take early retirement>



1599

First Known Use of enfetter

1599


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