A burden, impediment, or hindrance.

Liberated from the encumbrances of wife and child, I was now free to sit at home in a t-shirt while masturbating to daytime television.

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Modern Language Association (MLA Style)

“Encumbrance.” The Effin’ Word, The Effin’ Word, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/encumbrance. Accessed 25 May 2024.

The Effin’ Word, s.v. “encumbrance”, accessed May 25, 2024, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/encumbrance.

The Effin’ Word. (n.d.). Encumbrance. In The Effin’ Word. Retrieved May 25, 2024, from https://effinwords.com/dictionary/encumbrance

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