impediment

7 ENTRIES FOUND:

im·ped·i·ment

noun \im-ˈpe-də-mənt\

: something that makes it difficult to do or complete something : something that interferes with movement or progress

: a condition that makes it difficult to speak normally

Full Definition of IMPEDIMENT

1
:  something that impedes; especially :  an impairment (as a stutter or a lisp) that interferes with the proper articulation of speech
2
:  a bar or hindrance (as lack of sufficient age) to a lawful marriage

Examples of IMPEDIMENT

  1. <tough going for the burros on the canyon trail, even without the added impediment of heavy loads>

First Known Use of IMPEDIMENT

14th century

im·ped·i·ment

noun \im-ˈped-ə-mənt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of IMPEDIMENT

: something that impedes <children with deafness or hearing impediments>; especially : an impairment (as a stutter or a lisp) that interferes with the proper articulation of speech

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