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hindrance

 
Noun hindrance has 3 senses
  1. hindrance, deterrent, impediment, balk, baulk, check, handicap - something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
    --1 is a kind of difficulty
    --1 has particulars:
     albatross, millstone; bind; drag; obstacle, obstruction; straitjacket
    Derived form: verb hinder2
  2. hindrance, hitch, preventive, preventative, encumbrance, incumbrance, interference - any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
    --2 is a kind of obstruction, obstructor, obstructer, impediment, impedimenta
    --2 has particulars: clog; speed bump
    Derived form: verb hinder1
  3. hindrance, interference - the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding
    --3 is a kind of act, human action, human activity
    --3 has particulars:
     frustration, thwarting, foiling; antagonism; obstruction; complication; deterrence; prevention, bar
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