impede

[im-peed]
verb (used with object), impeded, impeding.
to retard in movement or progress by means of obstacles or hindrances; obstruct; hinder.

Origin:
1595–1605; < Latin impedīre to entangle, literally, to snare the feet. See im-1, pedi-1

impeder, noun
impedibility [im-pee-duh-bil-i-tee, -ped-uh-] , noun
impedible, adjective
impedingly, adverb
unimpeded, adjective
unimpeding, adjective
unimpedingly, adverb


slow, delay, check, stop, block, thwart. See prevent.


advance, encourage.
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impede (ɪmˈpiːd)
 
vb
(tr) to restrict or retard in action, progress, etc; hinder; obstruct
 
[C17: from Latin impedīre to hinder, literally: shackle the feet, from pēs foot]
 
im'peder
 
n
 
im'pedingly
 
adv

unimpeded (ˌʌnɪmˈpiːdɪd)
 
adj
not impeded; unhindered

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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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Example sentences
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.
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