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1 to create difficulty for the work or activity of
  • the claim that all of these regulations encumber doctors, taking time away from the actual practice of medicine

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2 to place a weight or burden on
  • don't encumber your pack animal so much that it can hardly move

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The first known use of encumber was in the 14th century

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“Encumber.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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