(n.) A large basket, usually with a cover, used for the packing and carrying of articles; as, a hamper of wine; a clothes hamper; an oyster hamper, which contains two bushels.
(v. t.) To put in a hamper.
(v. t.) To put a hamper or fetter on; to shackle; to insnare; to inveigle; hence, to impede in motion or progress; to embarrass; to encumber.
(n.) A shackle; a fetter; anything which impedes.
(n.) Articles ordinarily indispensable, but in the way at certain times.
(1) In the past, the interpretation of the medical findings was hampered by a lack of knowledge of normal anatomy and genital flora in the nonabused prepubertal child.
(2) "Such attacks will not hamper Afghanistan's relations with other nations."
(3) Testing of potential therapies for spinal cord injury has been significantly hampered by the unavailability of a standardized, reproducible animal model with predictable outcome at a given force of injury (dose-response).
(4) The isolation of plant enzymes is frequently hampered by the presence of phenolic compounds, pigments and mucilages.
(5) The therapeutic potential of interferon gamma (IFN gamma) in a number of disease states is still being explored, but progress is hampered by the lack of a suitable measure of in vivo biological activity.
(6) Primary care services had been hampered in controlling yaws by difficulties with transport, isolation, community resistance and the lack of skilled personel to diagnose yaws and arrange prophylactic treatment.
(7) However, sections of the Act may hamper doctors in the performance of their duties.
(8) The search for the Na-K-ATPase inhibitor has been hampered by the lack of specificity of most assays which demonstrate the presence of many irrelevant Na-K-ATPase inhibitors.
(9) Amor Almagro, spokesperson for the World Food Programme (WFP) in Sudan, said: "There have been several meetings between the government of Sudan and the Tripartite on the implementation of the MoU, but so far access has not been granted for us to carry out an assessment and deliver much needed food assistance in areas held by the SPLM-N. "We remain concerned about the ongoing conflict and insecurity, which has hampered our ability to reach all those in need of food assistance."
(10) His lawyers argued their ability to organise witnesses on Terry's behalf was seriously hampered by Chelsea's demanding season.
(11) Our knowledge of the functional activity of the epidermal Langerhans cell has been severely hampered by the lack of an easy method of purification of these cells that is both efficient and reproducible.
(12) Austin's solicitors, Christian Khan, say their client's case was hampered by highly prejudicial findings by the judge in that case, Mr Justice Tugendhat.
(13) Large scale clinical applicability of this approach has been hampered, so far, by technical problems such as separation of massive islet concentrations and immune rejection.
(14) A large body of research implicates Bacteroides gingivalis in the etiology of adult periodontitis, however, the application of this information to clinical diagnosis and treatment has been hampered by the need for a simple, rapid, and reliable means of detecting this microorganism.
(15) Interpretation is hampered by the short observation period, small number of deaths from certain causes, and poor exposure definition.
(16) Characterization of their role in health and disease has been hampered by inadequate methods to separate interstitial from residual alveolar macrophages (AMs) in preparations of individual mononuclear cells from lung tissue.
(17) Many address deep-rooted social issues, but they are hampered by short-term political horizons and funding arrangements.
(18) The source said Nigeria's intelligence agencies are willing to act to take down the Boko Haram base, but their efforts have been hampered by the government.
(19) A decade ago, she was hampered by post-natal depression after six weeks' maternity leave from RBS.
(20) Understanding the mechanisms by which these oncogenes affect various cell types has been hampered by a paucity of experimental systems that reproduce the range of biological effects associated with them.
(a.) Of or belonging to that part or end which is in the rear, or which follows; as, the hinder part of a wagon; the hinder parts of a horse.
(a.) To keep back or behind; to prevent from starting or moving forward; to check; to retard; to obstruct; to bring to a full stop; -- often followed by from; as, an accident hindered the coach; drought hinders the growth of plants; to hinder me from going.
(a.) To prevent or embarrass; to debar; to shut out.
(v. i.) To interpose obstacles or impediments; to be a hindrance.
(1) The blocking action may have masked and hindered detection of the stimulatory action of barium in other systems.
(2) Diffusional anisotropy of water protons, induced by nonrandom, directional barriers which hinder or retard water motion, is measurable by MRI.
(3) The power of the landed elite is often cited as a major structural flaw in Pakistani politics – an imbalance that hinders education, social equality and good governance (there is no agricultural tax in Pakistan).
(4) Mapping of susceptibility is hindered by the limitations of conventional tissue typing techniques, and by strong linkage disequilibrium within this part of the genome.
(5) From these results, we presume that light induces a protein that hinders the interaction of gp70 in HM1 cells with its receptor on the NC4 cell surface and thereby inhibits the sexual process between these strains.
(6) This in vivo incorporation of tungsten was competitively hindered by molybdenum.
(7) If a prisoner is in the process of taking a programme this can hinder or even curtail their progress – many prisons don't offer certain programmes so if you are moved to a prison without a particular course you are back to square one when it comes to the crucial Parole Board assessment.
(8) From the outset the former Leicester University economics professor has made no secret of the fact this his “dysfunctional relationship” with Anastasiades and other central Bank board members had hindered his role in the post.
(9) The inhibition of Na+K+ ATPase and Mg2+ ATPase activity which may affect the release and uptake of biogenic amines in CNS, hinders the maturation of human fetal brain.
(10) The identification of patients usually refractory to outpatient treatment was hindered by the constant flux in the population base as illustrated by an 85% increase in the asthma registry over the succeeding 12-mo period.
(11) OKT4 and OKT8 monoclonal antibodies slightly hindered depolarization by CsA while OKT3, OKT11 and OKIa1 antibodies had no such effect.
(12) The Communist party and the liberal Yabloko party complained on Sunday of extensive election violations aimed at boosting United Russia's vote count, including party observers being hindered in their work.
(13) These data indicate that the basic model presented here provides a suitable vehicle for future studies into the biochemical events that may cause skeletal muscle enlargement during resistance training but, based on limited data, suggests that an increased frequency of training days may hinder muscle enlargement in this model.
(14) If this geometry was changed, a decrease in affinity was observed and if the ligand binding was sterically hindered, a spectral shift to a five-coordinated complex absorbing at 390 nm occurred.
(15) Administrative inefficiency hinders even more the appropriate utilization of resources.
(16) Thus, the product of natural processing of equine myoglobin probably has hindering structures in the regions flanking the core epitope 102-118 that interfere with presentation by I-Ak but not I-AS.
(17) Many tropical diseases cause disability and hinder the socio-economic development of the Third World countries where they rage.
(18) The difficulties encountered in casting titanium and its alloys have until recently hindered any widespread use of titanium in restorative dentistry.
(19) Warming water will make it hard for many of the reef’s corals to survive, while the acidification of the oceans will hinder the ability of remaining corals to form their skeletons.
(20) The 3-nitrocatechol-structure of nitecapone seems to hinder nitro-reduction, catechol-O-methylation, and sulfation reactions.