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ENCUMBERED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does encumbered mean? 

ENCUMBERED (adjective)
  The adjective ENCUMBERED has 1 sense:

1. loaded to excess or impeded by a heavy load

  Familiarity information: ENCUMBERED used as an adjective is very rare.


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ENCUMBERED (adjective)


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Meaning:

Loaded to excess or impeded by a heavy load

Context examples:

a summer resort...encumbered with great clapboard-and-stucco hotels / a hiker encumbered with a heavy backpack / an encumbered estate

Similar:

burdened; heavy-laden; loaded down (bearing a physically heavy weight or load)

clogged (loaded with something that hinders motion)

involved; mired (entangled or hindered as if e.g. in mire)

mortgaged (burdened with legal or financial obligations)

Antonym:

unencumbered (free of encumbrance)


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