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tr.v. im·ped·ed, im·ped·ing, im·pedes
To retard or obstruct the progress of. See Synonyms at hinder1.

[Latin impedīre; see ped- in Indo-European roots.]

im·ped′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.impeding - preventing movement; "the clogging crowds of revelers overflowing into the street"
preventative, preventive - tending to prevent or hinder
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But as this conductor must descend to considerable depth, that its end may avoid all contact with the hull; and as moreover, if kept constantly towing there, it would be liable to many mishaps, besides interfering not a little with some of the rigging, and more or less impeding the vessel's way in the water; because of all this, the lower parts of a ship's lightning-rods are not always overboard; but are generally made in long slender links, so as to be the more readily hauled up into the chains outside, or thrown down into the sea, as occasion may require.
Mere cattle stop the trains, and go by in a procession, just as if they were not impeding travel
When impeded in their progress, these people suddenly ceased muttering, but re-doubled their gesticulations, and awaited, with an absent and overdone smile upon the lips, the course of the persons impeding them.
Not only was the forced angle at which we were compelled to maintain the bow in order to keep a horizontal course greatly impeding our speed, but at the rate that we were losing our repulsive rays from the forward tanks it was but a question of an hour or more when we would be floating stern up and helpless.
At times they would pause long enough to drag back the impeding corpses, and then fresh warriors would forge upward to taste the cup of death.
A weight seemed to rest upon her brain, impeding, though not damaging its action.
Waldron said: "The reduced headcount better supports our revenue flow and in conjunction with the cost control actions taken, improves our cost structure and allows us to better manage overhead without impeding critical development efforts or customer support.
The merger was effected through a transfer of stock and will allow the Company to increase sales and enhance shareholder value without impeding it's cash position.
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was sentenced in the Southern District of California to corruptly obstructing and impeding the Internal Revenue Service.
Ammerman stated that because of the dramatic growth of American Buildings over the past few years, it was appropriate to modify the structure to assure organizational effectiveness and customer support within the core business group while not impeding developmental programs important to our future.
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