cumbered

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From cumber +‎ -ed.

Verb[edit]

cumbered

  1. simple past tense and past participle of cumber

Adjective[edit]

cumbered ‎(comparative more cumbered, superlative most cumbered)

  1. (now rare) Hampered; encumbered.
    • 1910, Saki, ‘Cross Currents’, Reginald in Russia:
      Vanessa Pennington had a husband who was poor, with few extenuating circumstances, and an admirer who, though comfortably rich, was cumbered with a sense of honour.
    • 1964, ‘Allah made Mesopotamia—and added flies’, The Great War:
      Townsend was five hundred miles from his base, outnumbered, cumbered with sick and wounded. He faced disaster.