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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hin·der v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hindered p. pr. & vb. n. Hindering.]
 1. To keep back or behind; to prevent from starting or moving forward; to check; to retard; to obstruct; to bring to a full stop; -- often followed by from; as, an accident hindered the coach; drought hinders the growth of plants; to hinder me from going.
    Them that were entering in ye hindered.   --Luke xi. 52.
    I hinder you too long.   --Shak.
 2. To prevent or embarrass; to debar; to shut out.
    What hinders younger brothers, being fathers of families, from having the same right?   --Locke.
 Syn: -- To check; retard; impede; delay; block; clog; prevent; stop; interrupt; counteract; thwart; oppose; obstruct; debar; embarrass.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : preventing movement; "the clogging crowds of revelers
            overflowing into the street" [syn: clogging, impeding,