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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.
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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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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.
"Mere cattle stop the trains, and go by in a procession, just as if they were not impeding travel!
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However, the paper believes that there are other impeding factors at play such as access to jury form.
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Khartoum, July.9 (SUNA) - The Assistant of the President of the Republic, Dr.Faisal Hassan Ibrahim has announced support to the desertification control campaign and impeding all the obstacles impeding the work of the National Council for Combating Desertification.
On the other hand, China, along with Canada, was disqualified for impeding.
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WASHINGTON, April 14 (KUNA) -- The US regards the Syrian regime's "continued withholding or impeding" of humanitarian access due to an offensive on Aleppo as a violation of the Cessation of Hostilities agreement signed in February, an official said on Thursday.