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Verb: encumber  en'kúm-bu(r) or in'kúm-bu(r)
  1. Limit or hold back; keep within a small range
    "His right to encumber the land, being a vested right, could not be taken away";
    - restrain, cumber [archaic], constrain

Derived forms: encumbered, encumbering, encumbers

Type of: bound, confine, limit, restrain, restrict, throttle, trammel