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Wordnet 3.0


1. preventing movement;
- Example: "the clogging crowds of revelers overflowing into the street"
[syn: clogging, hindering, impeding, obstructive]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Impede \Im*pede"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Impeded; p. pr. & vb. n. Impeding.] [L. impedire, lit., to entangle the feet; pref. im- in + pes, pedis, foot. See Foot, and cf. Impeach.] To hinder; to stop in progress; to obstruct; as, to impede the advance of troops. [1913 Webster] Whatever hinders or impedes The action of the nobler will. --Logfellow. [1913 Webster]