obstruction


ob·struc·tion

noun \əb-ˈstrək-shən, äb-\

: 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

Full Definition of OBSTRUCTION

1
a :  the state of being obstructed; especially :  a condition of being clogged or blocked
b :  an act of obstructing
2
:  something that obstructs

Examples of OBSTRUCTION

  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.

First Known Use of OBSTRUCTION

1533

ob·struc·tion

noun \əb-ˈstrək-shən, äb-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of OBSTRUCTION

1
a : an act of obstructing b : a condition of being clogged or blocked <intestinal obstruction>
2
: something that obstructs <dislodge an airway obstruction>

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