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encumber
used in Frankenstein

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Definition
hinder (make more difficult, or less valuable, hold back, or weigh down)
  • But this was not the time for delay; I disencumbered the dogs of their dead companion, gave them a plentiful portion of food, and after an hour's rest, which was absolutely necessary, and yet which was bitterly irksome to me, I continued my route.
    Chapter 24 (29% in)

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