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hinder (make more difficult, or less valuable, hold back, or weigh down)
  • He had felt that his father was growing weak, he had believed that the end was near and had sought this separation in order to get rid of the burden, to free himself from so encumbrance which could lessen his own chances of survival.
    Six (56% in)
encumbrance = something that hinders
  • Nobody ever felt encumbered by his presence.
    One (1% in)

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