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Compare French impéditif.


impeditive (comparative more impeditive, superlative most impeditive)

  1. (archaic) Causing hindrance; impeding.
    • 1651, Jos[eph] Hall, Susurrium cum Deo. Soliloquies: Or, Holy Self-conferences of the Devout Soul, [], 2nd edition, London: [] Will[iam] Hunt, and are to be sold by George Lathum junior, [], OCLC 926980637:
      cumbersome, and impeditive of motion
    • 1693, Thomas Urquhart and Peter Antony Motteux (translators), The Third Book
      the impeditive interposition of many great rivers

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “impeditive” in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)