Definitions for impedeɪmˈpid

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. impede, hinder(verb)

    be a hindrance or obstacle to

    "She is impeding the progress of our project"

  2. obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up(verb)

    block passage through

    "obstruct the path"

Wiktionary

  1. impede(Verb)

    to get in the way of; to hinder

  2. Origin: From impedire, from pes (compare pedestrian). First attested use as a verb was in William Shakespeare's Macbeth.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Impede(verb)

    to hinder; to stop in progress; to obstruct; as, to impede the advance of troops

  2. Origin: [L. impedire, lit., to entangle the feet; pref. im- in + pes, pedis, foot. See Foot, and cf. Impeach.]


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