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impediment

noun [C] uk   /ɪmˈped.ɪ.mənt/ formal us  
something that makes progress, movement, or achieving something difficult or impossible: In a number of developing countries, war has been an additional impediment to progress.
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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