empêcher

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From Old French empeechier, inherited from Latin impedicāre, present active infinitive of impedicō. Doublet of empiéger.

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empêcher

  1. (transitive) to stop; to prevent; to hinder
  2. (reflexive) to refrain (used with de)

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