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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of impede.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. made difficult or slow


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • A furious storm of rain impeded the promised advance of the army, but a statement received from the South announces that General Hooker had crossed the Rappahannock.

    Foreign and Colonial Intelligence

  • Mr. Krongard was also said to have "impeded" a Justice Department probe into allegations of weapons smuggling by Blackwater Inc., the civilian contractor in Iraq.

    The Waxman Method

  • Zimbabwean officials after authorities "impeded" US diplomats 'attempts to meet with Meldrum on Thursday and Friday.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Thus, within the limits that are set by the conditions of causation, a man is understood to be free to act as he wills so long as he is not 'impeded' by some of those conditions.

    Mind and Motion and Monism

  • BP Plc "impeded" efforts to kill an out-of-control well in the Gulf of Mexico by underestimating the amount of oil gushing into the water, the staff of a presidential panel investigating the disaster said in a report.

    BP Gulf-Leak Estimates Slowed Efforts to Kill Well, Report Says - Bloomberg

  • During a television interview later in the game, Washington told TBS broadcasters that the umpires thought the fan hadn't "impeded" Cruz.

    The Seattle Times

  • Competitors 'impeded' from entering or expanding in SVR market


  • In terms of some of the market conditions that are kind of impeded new deal closings over last couple quarters, how much of it would you attribute to kind of things are going on between the sponsors and the sellers in terms of disagreements on price in the new kind of environment, and how much of it is deals being brought to you that you're uncomfortable with the pricing, or the amount of leverage has an adjusted lower?


  • Until recently, CRA had a flaw that seriously impeded advocates 'and regulators' ability to make sure banks weren't excluding certain racial or gender groups from low-cost small business credit: CRA did not require banks to disclose the race and gender of small business loan applicants.

    Dory Rand: How the Community Reinvestment Act Helped One Small Business Thrive

  • But the most unsettling clause in the regulations define the disabled as anyone who is impeded from doing a "normal" activity, which Ríos says serves to perpetuate stereotypes of the disabled as being "abnormal."

    Handicapped going to Mexico


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