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impede

[ im-peed ]
/ ɪmˈpid /
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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

First recorded in 1595–1605; from Latin impedīre “to entangle,” literally, “to snare the feet”; see im-1, pedi-

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See prevent.

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British Dictionary definitions for impede

impede
/ (ɪmˈpiːd) /

verb
(tr) to restrict or retard in action, progress, etc; hinder; obstruct

Derived forms of impede

impeder, nounimpedingly, adverb

Word Origin for impede

C17: from Latin impedīre to hinder, literally: shackle the feet, from pēs foot
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