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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Latin
Origin: impedimentum, from impedire; IMPEDE

impediment

noun
     
Related topics: Illness and Disability
im‧ped‧i‧ment [countable]
1MI a physical problem that makes speaking, hearing, or moving difficult:
2 a situation or event that makes it difficult or impossible for someone or something to succeed or make progress
impediment to
War is one of the greatest impediments to human progress.

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