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impediment

noun [C]  us   /ɪmˈped·ə·mənt/
something that makes progress or movement difficult or impossible: The lack of funds is a major impediment to research.
Translations of “impediment”
in Chinese (Traditional) 障礙,阻礙,妨礙…
in Russian помеха, препятствие, дефект…
in Turkish engel, mânia, sekte…
in Chinese (Simplified) 妨碍,阻碍, 阻止…
in Polish utrudnienie, przeszkoda, wada…
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