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impede

[im-peed] /ɪmˈpid/
verb (used with object), impeded, impeding.
1.
to retard in movement or progress by means of obstacles or hindrances; obstruct; hinder.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Latin impedīre to entangle, literally, to snare the feet. See im-1, pedi-1
Related forms
impeder, noun
impedibility
[im-pee-duh-bil-i-tee, -ped-uh-] /ɪmˌpi dəˈbɪl ɪ ti, -ˌpɛd ə-/ (Show IPA),
noun
impedible, adjective
impedingly, adverb
unimpeded, adjective
unimpeding, adjective
unimpedingly, adverb
Synonyms
slow, delay, check, stop, block, thwart. See prevent.
Antonyms
advance, encourage.
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Examples for unimpeded
  • They would be unimpeded by atmosphere, and problems such as air pollution would not be a concern.
  • So, the common threat in longevity and mental function may be unimpeded blood flow.
  • Once their effectiveness has run its course, memory loss and cognitive decline progress unimpeded, and sometimes even accelerate.
  • One's thought process in possibly critical situations is unimpeded by the language and is quick and smooth.
  • The thing that neutrinos have going for them is that they move through pretty much everything unimpeded.
  • So the electron pair zips around the material unimpeded, giving rise to superconductivity.
  • Good singers sound better, production flaws fade into the background and the entire work seems to flow naturally and unimpeded.
British Dictionary definitions for unimpeded

unimpeded

/ˌʌnɪmˈpiːdɪd/
adjective
1.
not impeded; unhindered

impede

/ɪmˈpiːd/
verb
1.
(transitive) to restrict or retard in action, progress, etc; hinder; obstruct
Derived Forms
impeder, noun
impedingly, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Latin impedīre to hinder, literally: shackle the feet, from pēs foot
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Word Origin and History for unimpeded
unimpeded
1760, from un- (1) "not" + pp. of impede.
impede
c.1600, from L. impedire "impede," lit. "to shackle the feet" (see impediment).
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