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English definition of “impede”

impede

verb [T]     /ɪmˈpiːd/ formal
to make it more difficult for something to happen or more difficult for someone to do something: Although he's shy, it certainly hasn't impeded his career in any way.Preventing and impedingLimiting and restricting
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