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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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I began feeling very smug indeed that I was a) up at 9 and b) collected enough to appear at my door in a nice winter coat that was obviously, demonstrably and impedingly cinematic.