in·​com·​mode | \ ˌin-kə-ˈmōd How to pronounce incommode (audio) \
incommoded; incommoding

Definition of incommode

transitive verb

: to give inconvenience or distress to : disturb

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Examples of incommode in a Sentence

the innkeeper tried to hide how much the request incommoded them
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First Known Use of incommode

1598, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for incommode

Middle French incommoder, from Latin incommodare, from incommodus inconvenient, from in- + commodus convenient — more at commode

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The first known use of incommode was in 1598

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