en·​fet·​ter in-ˈfe-tər How to pronounce enfetter (audio)
enfettered; enfettering; enfetters

transitive verb

: to bind in fetters : enchain

Examples of enfetter in a Sentence

enfettered by debt, she was in no position to take early retirement

Word History

First Known Use

1599, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of enfetter was in 1599

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Cite this Entry

“Enfetter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enfetter. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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