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1blockade

verb block·ade \blä-ˈkād\

: to place a blockade on (a port or country) : to stop people or supplies from entering or leaving (a port or country) especially during a war

block·ad·edblock·ad·ing

Full Definition of BLOCKADE

transitive verb
1
:  to subject to a blockade
2
block·ad·er noun

Examples of BLOCKADE

  1. They blockaded the country's ports.
  2. <the militant protestors blockaded the whole area around city hall>

First Known Use of BLOCKADE

1563

Other Military Terms

bivouac, logistics, petard, salient, sally, supernumerary, tactical

2blockade

noun

: an act of war in which one country uses ships to stop people or supplies from entering or leaving another country

Full Definition of BLOCKADE

1
:  the isolation by a warring nation of an enemy area (as a harbor) by troops or warships to prevent passage of persons or supplies; broadly :  a restrictive measure designed to obstruct the commerce and communications of an unfriendly nation
2
:  something that blocks
3
:  interruption of normal physiological function (as transmission of nerve impulses) of a cellular receptor, tissue, or organ; also :  inhibition of a physiologically active substance (as a hormone)

Examples of BLOCKADE

  1. <it was the blockade of all the enemy's major ports that finally won the war>

First Known Use of BLOCKADE

1683

Other Military Terms

bivouac, logistics, petard, salient, sally, supernumerary, tactical

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