blockage

noun block·age \ ˈblä-kij \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of blockage

:an act or instance of obstructing :the state of being blocked
  • a blockage in a coronary artery

Examples of blockage in a Sentence

  1. He had surgery to open up blockages in his arteries.

  2. trying to prevent blockage of the artery

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First Known Use of blockage

1759


BLOCKAGE Defined for English Language Learners

blockage

noun

Definition of blockage for English Language Learners

  • : something that stops something (such as blood) from moving through something (such as a blood vessel)

  • : the state of being blocked


Medical Dictionary

blockage

noun block·age \ ˈbläk-ij \

medical Definition of blockage

:the action of blocking or the state of being blocked: as
a :blockade 2
b :internal resistance to understanding a communicated idea, to learning new material, or to adopting a new mode of response because of existing habitual ways of thinking, perceiving, and acting — compare blocking

Law Dictionary

blockage

noun block·age

legal Definition of blockage

:the condition of a large block of items of property (as shares of stock) that requires special valuation for purposes of estate and gift tax because the value of the items sold as a block differs from their value if sold individually


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