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As with adult goggles, you want to be sure their goggles have anti-fogging technology as fog will impede their vision and might cause accidents.

Such stands were traditionally thought to impede the rapid spread of fire, which models attribute largely to fine fuels like pine straw.

First observed by the late Harvard professor Clayton Christensen, the dilemma is about various internal tensions that beset big firms and impede innovation.

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The heat bonds the silica molecules tightly together, making the glass dense and free of impurities that might impede its ability to transmit light.

On Sunday, US Surgeon General Jerome Adams said on CBS News’s Face the Nation that there are “no indications” the new variant will impede US vaccination efforts.

The thumbs-up, thumbs-down nature of politics and media impedes our collective ability to cogently address what is going on.

It is erroneous, insulting to the mostly well-meaning officers in this country, and impedes constructive discussion, and change.

I love it when art makes you walk differently or plan your route or somehow impedes you.

Self-knowledge helps us investigate; willful denial impedes investigation.

He sees only the images of the clouds, no branch but that which impedes him or offers cover to his stealthy approach.

This fight of humanity cannot be other than directed against something that impedes the sensation of life.

He assists her with his arm, seeing that the length of her robe impedes her movements.

The too rigid application of truth is hurtful to beauty, and preoccupation with beauty impedes truth.

When an ovarian tumour is discovered during labour and it impedes delivery, ovariotomy should be performed.


On this page you'll find 60 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to impedes, such as: cut off, retard, slow, thwart, stymie, and deter.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.