[ im-peed ]
/ ɪmˈpid /
verb (used with object), im·ped·ed, im·ped·ing.
to retard in movement or progress by means of obstacles or hindrances; obstruct; hinder.
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Origin of impede
synonym study for impede
OTHER WORDS FROM impede
im·ped·er, nounim·ped·i·bil·i·ty [im-pee-duh-bil-i-tee, -ped-uh-] /ɪmˌpi dəˈbɪl ɪ ti, -ˌpɛd ə-/, nounim·ped·i·ble, adjectiveim·ped·ing·ly, adverb
un·im·ped·ed, adjectiveun·im·ped·ing, adjectiveun·im·ped·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for impedible
/ (ɪmˈpiːd) /
(tr) to restrict or retard in action, progress, etc; hinder; obstruct
Derived forms of impedeimpeder, nounimpedingly, adverb
Word Origin for impede
C17: from Latin impedīre to hinder, literally: shackle the feet, from pēs foot
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