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 for Hindrance
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hindrance \Hin"drance\, n. [See Hinder, v. t.]
     1. The act of hindering, or the state of being hindered.
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     2. That which hinders; an impediment.
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              What various hindrances we meet.      --Cowper.
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              Something between a hindrance and a help.
                                                    --Wordsworth.
  
     Syn: Impediment; obstruction; obstacle; difficulty;
          interruption; check; delay; restraint.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  hindrance
      n 1: something immaterial that interferes with or delays action
           or progress [syn: hindrance, hinderance, deterrent,
           impediment, balk, baulk, check, handicap]
      2: any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome [syn:
         hindrance, hinderance, hitch, preventive,
         preventative, encumbrance, incumbrance, interference]
      3: the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding [syn:
         hindrance, hinderance, interference]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  83 Moby Thesaurus words for "hindrance":
     afterthought, arrest, arrestation, barrier, bind, block, blockage,
     bureaucratic delay, check, clog, constraint, control, cooling,
     cooling down, cooling off, cumbrance, curb, curtailment,
     deceleration, delay, delayage, delayed reaction, detention,
     deterrent, double take, dragging, drawback, encumbrance, halt,
     hang-up, hitch, holdup, impedance, impediment, inhibition,
     injunction, interdict, interim, jam, lag, lagging, legal restraint,
     limitation, logjam, monopoly, moratorium, obstacle, obstruction,
     paperasserie, pause, prevention, prohibition, protection,
     protectionism, protective tariff, rationing, red tape, red-tapeism,
     red-tapery, rein, reprieve, respite, restraint, restraint of trade,
     retardance, retardation, retrenchment, self-control, slow-up,
     slowdown, slowing down, slowness, snag, stay, stay of execution,
     stop, stoppage, suspension, tariff wall, thought control, tie-up,
     time lag, wait
  
  

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