verb (used with object), im·ped·ed, im·ped·ing.
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It is erroneous, insulting to the mostly well-meaning officers in this country, and impedes constructive discussion, and change.
The buzz of conversation in the House impedes its usual business no more than the dust raised by a troop impedes its march.The Man Who Laughs|Victor Hugo
Nothing in the form of sectarianism hedges up his way or impedes his success.Memoir of Rev. Joseph Badger|Elihu G. Holland
It neither enhances the reputation of the one, nor impedes the upward progress of the other.A Short History of English Music|Ernest Ford
But is this really a dead weight that impedes the progress of science, or is it not rather its innermost redeeming essence?Tragic Sense Of Life|Miguel de Unamuno
Anything that makes one's progress slower, whether from within or from without, impedes; an obstruction is always from without.English Synonyms and Antonyms|James Champlin Fernald