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Meaning of IMPEDE

Pronunciation:  im'peed

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  block passage through; "obstruct the path"
  2. [v]  be a hindrance or obstacle to; "She is impeding the progress of our project"

IMPEDE is a 6 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: block, close up, hinder, jam, obstruct, obturate, occlude
 Antonyms: disengage, free
 See Also: asphyxiate, back up, bar, barricade, barricado, block, block off, block out, block up, blockade, choke, choke off, clog, clog up, close up, congest, dam, dam up, earth up, foul, hinder, hobble, impede, impede, interfere, jam, keep, land up, obstruct, obturate, occlude, prevent, screen, set back, stunt, suffocate, tie up



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.
To hinder; to stop in progress; to obstruct; as, to impede
the advance of troops.

      Whatever hinders or impedes The action of the nobler
      will.                                    --Logfellow.

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