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tr.v. en·cum·bered, en·cum·ber·ing, en·cum·bers
1. To cause to have difficulty in moving or in accomplishing something; burden: a hiker encumbered with a heavy pack; a student encumbered with responsibilities.
2. To hinder or impede the action or performance of: restrictions that encumber police work. See Synonyms at hinder1.
3. To burden with legal or financial obligations: an estate that is encumbered with debts.
[Middle English encombren, from Old French encombrer, to block up : en-, in; see en-1 + combre, hindrance (from Gaulish *comboros).]
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|Adj.||1.||encumbered - loaded to excess or impeded by a heavy load; "a summer resort...encumbered with great clapboard-and-stucco hotels"- A.J.Liebling; "a hiker encumbered with a heavy backpack"; "an encumbered estate"|
unencumbered - free of encumbrance; "inherited an unencumbered estate"
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encumbered[ɪnˈkʌmbərd] adj → encombré(e)
to be encumbered with sth [+ luggage] → être encombré(e) de qch; [+ debts] → être criblé(e) de qch; [+ rules, regulations] → être surchargé(e) de qch
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
encumbered[ɪnˈkʌmbəd] adj to be encumbered (with) → essere carico/a di
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995