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. Impeach.]

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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