What does impede mean?

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Verb
  1. (transitive) To get in the way of; to hinder.
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Hay fever or some old fashioned antihistamine treatments with side effect drowsiness can generally impede your life style.
Opponents would be on very unfirm legal ground if they try to impede the yeshiva.
Chain mail alternated with steel plates that had been bent around the knight seamlessly so as not to impede his movement.
For example, abrasives can damage the protective surfaces of instruments, contribute to corrosion, and impede sterilization.
This sluggish growth will impede the creation of job opportunities, while skyrocketing inflation will definitely decrease people's real incomes.
Indeed, even the mild intervention of a slash burn, to clear the cutover area of debris, would impede the forest's natural regeneration.

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