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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Im·pede v. t. [imp. & p. p. Impeded; p. pr. & vb. n. Impeding.]  To hinder; to stop in progress; to obstruct; as, to impede the advance of troops.
 Whatever hinders or impedes
 The action of the nobler will.   --Logfellow.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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