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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɑ̃.pɛ.ʃe/
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VerbEdit

empêcher

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

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