- To impede is defined as to block or temporarily keep something from going forward.
An example of impede is when a road block stops the flow of traffic.
This mans ability to walk is impeded by his shoelaces.
impede definition by Webster's New World
- impeder noun
impede definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb im·ped·ed, im·ped·ing, im·pedes
Origin: Latin impedīre; see ped- in Indo-European roots.
- im·pedˈer noun