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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

Full Definition of blockade

block·ad·edblock·ad·ing

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

  3. 2 :  block, obstruct

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>



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

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

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



1683

First Known Use of blockade

1683



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