transitive verb en·trammel \ə̇n‧, en‧+\

Definition of entrammel

  1. :  to entangle or hamper :  fetter allowed himself to become entrammeled by convention and society — R. S. Hillyer the eternal melancholy of the entrammeled Irish soul — Liam O'Flaherty

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Origin and Etymology of entrammel

1en- + trammel (net)

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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