verb (used with object), im·ped·ed, im·ped·ing.
Origin of impede
Examples from the Web for impeded
He envisions an Asia “where,” as he told the Australian parliament, “commerce and freedom of navigation are not impeded.”
And sales, those tricky little figures so dependent on the wants and whims of a fickle public, were impeded for that very reason.Hillbilly Heaven: The History of Small-Batch Bourbon|Dane Huckelbridge|March 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The result was an extra month of uncertainly that impeded an already volatile hiring market.
Any deception or inefficiency that impeded the flow of information was evil.
The crowd of vehicles, the police holding them up where the roads intersected, impeded the advance.A Nest of Spies|Pierre Souvestre
She smiled, palely, and gnawed the ginger stick, her jaw being so impeded by her desire to cry that she could not bite it.The Judge|Rebecca West
Mrs. Airedale swooned; the Bishop's progress up the aisle was impeded by a number of ladies hastening for an exit.Where the Blue Begins|Christopher Morley
The whole work will be impeded if it is not carried on non-violently.India for Indians|C. R. (Chittaranjan) Das
They need not have feared that their work of defence would be impeded by her waitings and tears.The Hour and the Man|Harriet Martineau
British Dictionary definitions for impeded
Word Origin for impede
Word Origin and History for impeded
c.1600, back-formation from impediment, or else from Latin impedire "impede, be in the way, hinder, detain," literally "to shackle the feet" (see impediment). Related: Impeded; impedes; impeding.