- simple past tense and past participle of impede
Impeded is defined as something has been delayed or held back.
An example of impeded is a flock of sheep being held back from running away by a sheep dog.
- Its settlement and development is seriously impeded by the lack of transportation facilities.
- Guns could have been turned on to the beaches, of which the range was exactly known, and embarkation, impeded as it was by the rough water, could hardly have been carried out without many casualties.
- To more than cost) greatly impeded the development of the industry.
- While he was detained on this business the archbishop of Armagh died in January 1625, and the king at once nominated Usher to the vacant primacy; but severe illness and other causes impeded his return to Ireland until August 1626.
- But for the tactics of Rattazzi, leader of the Left, who, by basing his opposition on party considerations, impeded the secession of Minghetti and a part of the Right from the ministerial majority, Sella would have been defeated.