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  Definition of impediment
  1. any structure that makes progress difficult
  2. something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
Similar Words: obstruction, obstructor, obstructer, impedimenta, hindrance, deterrent, balk, baulk, check, handicap

 

Hyponyms: bar, barrier, blockade, blockage, block, closure, occlusion, stop, stoppage, hindrance, hitch, preventive, preventative, encumbrance, incumbrance, interference, obstacle, tumbler, albatross, millstone, bind, drag, obstruction, straitjacket

 

Derivational Morphology: obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up, handicap, hinder, hamper, deter, discourage, blockade, stymie, stymy, embarrass

 

 
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