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blockade

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verb, block·ade \blä-ˈkād\

Simple Definition of blockade

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of blockade

blockadedblockading

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to subject to a blockade

  3. 2 :  block, obstruct

blockader noun

Examples of blockade in a sentence

  1. They blockaded the country's ports.

  2. <the militant protestors blockaded the whole area around city hall>



1563

First Known Use of blockade

1563


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blockade

noun block·ade

Simple Definition of blockade

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of blockade

  1. 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. 2 :  something that blocks

  3. 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 in a sentence

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



1683

First Known Use of blockade

1683


BLOCKADE Defined for Kids

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blockade

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verb block·ade \blä-ˈkād\

Definition of blockade for Students

blockadedblockading

  1. :  to close off a place to prevent the coming in or going out of people or supplies




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blockade

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noun block·ade

Definition of blockade for Students

  1. :  the closing off of a place (as by warships) to prevent the coming in or going out of people or supplies




Medical Dictionary

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blockade

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noun block·ade \blä-ˈkād\

Medical Definition of blockade

  1. 1a:  interruption of normal physiological function (as transmission of nerve impulses) of a cellular receptor, tissue, or organb:  inhibition of a physiologically active substance (as a hormone)

  2. 2:  the process of reducing the phagocytic capabilities of the mononuclear phagocyte system by loading it with harmless material (as India ink or lampblack) which engages its cells in phagocytosis and prevents them from reacting to new antigenic material—compare blocking antibody




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blockade

transitive verb block·ade

Medical Definition of blockade

blockaded; blockading

  1. :  to subject to blockade





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