cumulo-, cumul-, cumuli-
(Latin: a heap, heap up; gather together, bunch together, cram, amass, compile; pile up)
2. To combine or to merge into one unit or group.
2. Of or relating to interests or dividends which are added to the next payments if the bills have not been paid when on time.
4. In Law, supporting the same point as earlier evidence was doing: cumulative evidence.
5. A penalty that is imposed with greater severity when someone is a repeat offender: cumulative punishment.
2. Large white puffy clouds which usually appear during fair weather. Some cumuli form thunderheads on hot days and may even carry rain.
The war against the terrorists has been encumbered by a mutual lack of trust and cooperation by the countries.2. To make a person or something carry anything that is very heavy: Jake and his family were encumbered by the heavy equipment and supplies that they had to move from one place to another one when they went camping in different places during the summer.
As a hiker, Frank was encumbered with a heavy pack because he had to make sure he had what was necessary to survive while he was walking in the wilderness and mountainous areas.3. To load with debt or liability: Joe refused to encumber his estate with mortgages.
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2. Pertaining to a difficult situation with legal or financial obligations: All's house had encumbered debts which made it difficult for him to pay off the mortgage.
While encumbrances usually relate to real-estate property, a purchaser of personal property is provided with a warrant (written assurance) of title against any unknown encumbrances.2. A extra weight that causes a strain and makes something very difficult to do: Ann's extra suitcase was an encumbrance; especially, when she tried to get on the train.
2. A cloud formation in a low-lying extensive layer with large dark round or rolling masses.