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impediment

Noun

1 something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress [syn: hindrance, deterrent, balk, baulk, check, handicap]
2 any structure that makes progress difficult [syn: obstruction, obstructor, obstructer, impedimenta]

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  1. A hindrance. That which impedes or hinders progress.
    Working in a noisy factory left him with a slight hearing impediment.

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