impeded impeded  /ɪm ˈpi dɪd/


  • (adj) made difficult or slow


  1. Each dancer embodies a fluid beauty, impeded only by the graphical limits of a computer monitor.
  2. Three separate attempts were made from the base camp, but all were seriously impeded by bad weather and in one an avalanche killed seven of the native porters.
  3. The verdict is that, on balance, these factors have not impeded economic growth and, indeed, have even promoted it.


  1. Rockland Police Log, May 19-31

    Sunday, May 19 2:48 a.m. Hingham St., disturbance, loud noise. 3:28 a.m. Pond St., 911 emergency. Arrest: Steven Spencer, 27, 51 Broad Reach, Weymouth. Charges: operating under the influence of liquor; second offense, negligent operation of motor vehicle, marked lanes violation, motor cycle lanes violation, passing violation, unsafe operation of motor vehicle, headphones on operator, impeded ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Rockland Standard

  2. Runners might slow traffic on Front Street

    Traffic on Front Street may be impeded Thursday evening starting at 6:30 p.m. for a foot race.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Wilmington Star-News

  3. Grainger's May Sales Rise 5%

    Gains were best in the U.S., while results elsewhere were impeded by currency exchange rates.        
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool


  1. "It's sad that we live in a time when a talented and honorable person like Alberto Gonzales is impeded from doing important work because his good name was dragged through the mud for political reasons," Bush said before leaving Texas for...
    on Aug 27, 2007 By: President Bush Source: ABC News

  2. "This unorthodox arrangement has reportedly impeded the investigation," Waxman said.
    on Sep 18, 2007 By: Henry Waxman Source: Forbes

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