A spell to slow down and obstruct attackers
Impedimenta fact file
To stop or slow down any person or creature by temporarily immobilising them
I like the look of this one, this Impediment Jinx. Should slow down anything that’s trying to attack you, Harry. We’ll start with that one.
‘Good training for when we’re all Aurors,’ said Ron excitedly, attempting the Impediment Jinx on a wasp that had buzzed into the room, and making it stop dead in mid-air.
And then Harry heard Krum’s voice.
The air was suddenly full of Cedric’s yells.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
by J.K. Rowling