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Adjective: impeding  im'pee-ding
  1. Preventing movement
    "the impeding crowds of revelers overflowing into the street";
    - clogging, hindering, obstructive
Verb: impede  im'peed
  1. Be a hindrance or obstacle to
    "She is impeding the progress of our project";
    - hinder, trammel [literary], fetter [literary], entrammel [literary]
  2. Block passage through
    "impede the path";
    - obstruct, obturate, occlude, jam, block, close up

See also: preventative, preventive

Type of: keep, prevent