impede meaning

[ im'pi:d ] Pronunciation:   "impede" in a sentence
Verb: impede  im'peed
  1. Be a hindrance or obstacle to
    "She is impeding the progress of our project"
    - hinder 
  2. Block passage through
    - obstruct, obturate, occlude, jam, block, close up

Derived forms: impeded, impedes, impeding

See also: impediment

Type of: keep, prevent


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  1. one shouldn't impede other 's progress.
  2. the muddy roads impede our journey.
  3. they also impede backmixing of sand.
  4. memory, in point of fact, is impeded by the body.
  5. both humification and decomposition are impeded.

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