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obstruction

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noun ob·struc·tion \əb-ˈstrək-shən, äb-\

Simple Definition of obstruction

  • : something that blocks something else and makes it difficult for things to move through

  • : the condition of being blocked so that things cannot move through easily

  • : the act of making it difficult for something to happen or move forward

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of obstruction

  1. 1 a :  the state of being obstructed; especially :  a condition of being clogged or blocked b :  an act of obstructing

  2. 2 :  something that obstructs

Examples of obstruction in a sentence

  1. They are removing trees and other obstructions from the path.

  2. cases of intestinal obstruction in children

  3. She died from an obstruction of the airway.

  4. He is on trial for the obstruction of a criminal investigation.



1533

First Known Use of obstruction

1533


OBSTRUCTION Defined for Kids

obstruction

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noun ob·struc·tion \əb-ˈstrək-shən\

Definition of obstruction for Students

  1. 1 :  an act of blocking or hindering :  the state of having something that blocks or hinders

  2. 2 :  something that gets in the way :  obstacle




Medical Dictionary

obstruction

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noun ob·struc·tion \əb-ˈstrək-shən, äb-\

Medical Definition of obstruction

  1. 1a:  an act of obstructingb:  a condition of being clogged or blocked <intestinal obstruction>

  2. 2:  something that obstructs <dislodge an airway obstruction>





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