hindering (part of speech: verb)
entrapping, congesting, frustrating, miring, impeding, choking, braking, burdening, constraining, blocking, fettering, staying, plugging, obstructing, bottlenecking, baffling, tangling, crippling, entangling, restricting, snagging, restraining, stopping, complicating, barring, delaying, resisting, bunging, deterring, hindering, inhibiting, checking, snarling, handicapping, encumbering, jamming, cramping, thwarting, catching, opposing, detaining, burdensome, dragging, paralyzing, bottleneck, curbing, hamstringing, interrupting, constipating, damming, hampering, countering, fouling, impairing, crimping
- For instance, this clogging of old departments of labor will precipitate men upon fresh ones, and upon those that have been too much neglected. - "Humanity in the City", E. H. Chapin.
- After a long methodical study of the model, an attempt is made to prepare a corresponding tone; no medium must be used; and when the, large square brush is filled full of sticky, clogging pigment it is drawn half an inch down and then half an inch across the canvas, and the painter must calculate how much he can finish at a sitting, for this system does not admit of retouchings. - "Modern Painting", George Moore.
- God knows the law has enough to do without clogging its wheels with innocence. - "Salute to Adventurers", John Buchan.