unimpeded

adjective
un·​im·​ped·​ed | \ ˌən-im-ˈpē-dəd How to pronounce unimpeded (audio) \

Definition of unimpeded

: not slowed, blocked, or interfered with : not impeded an unimpeded view providing unimpeded access … allowing electricity to flow unimpeded by resistance …— Stephen Kindel

Examples of unimpeded in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The fairways are generous, but the positioning of the trees requires a careful tee shot to have an unimpeded opportunity to hit the green. Mark Kazlowski, Dallas News, "Back-to-back: Dallas National ranks as our No. 1 golf course in Texas for 2020," 6 June 2020 As new predators with no enemies and venomous spines, lionfish have multiplied almost unimpeded and have wreaked havoc on Bahamian coral reef fish species, especially little ones. Lesley Evans Ogden, Scientific American, "Shyness Helps Parrotfish Survive Invasive Predators," 19 May 2020 Thus photons, which are bosons, can pass through each other, allowing light rays to travel unimpeded rather than scattering about. Quanta Magazine, "‘Milestone’ Evidence for Anyons, a Third Kingdom of Particles," 12 May 2020 Supporters of the project also argue that dam removal can reduce flooding upstream by allowing water to flow unimpeded rather than pooling behind a dam wall. Jon Hurdle, New York Times, "In Delaware, Dams Are Being Removed to Spur Fish Migration," 25 Feb. 2020 While oil flows from the Middle East continue unimpeded for now, the risk of disruption is spooking crude markets. Mahmoud Habboush, Bloomberg.com, "OPEC Seeks to Reassure Oil Market on Spiking Mideast Tension," 29 Apr. 2020 Although commercial traffic continues unimpeded to and from Mexico, restrictions have slowed foot traffic north across the Rio Grande, Benavides said. John Maccormack, ExpressNews.com, "Coronavirus cases surging along the Rio Grande, from Laredo to Brownsville," 2 Apr. 2020 While oil flows from the Middle East continue unimpeded for now, fears persist about the risk to exports from the region, which accounts for almost a third of global supplies. Grant Smith, BostonGlobe.com, "Oil drops below $60 after Iran appears to be ‘standing down’," 8 Jan. 2020 But the White House focused instead on messaging and crucial additional weeks went by before their views were reluctantly accepted by the president—time when the virus spread largely unimpeded. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "Trump spreads #FireFauci hashtag on Twitter as pandemic continues," 13 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of unimpeded

1760, in the meaning defined above

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“Unimpeded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unimpeded. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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unimpeded

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English Language Learners Definition of unimpeded

: not slowed, delayed, or blocked

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