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Definitioncreate difficulty so as to slow or prevent (something)
- Hatred, by a gradual and quiet process, will even be transformed to love, unless the change be impeded by a continually new irritation of the original feeling of hostility.Chapter 13 -- Another View of Hester (14% in)
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