blockage

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noun block·age \ˈblä-kij\

Definition of blockage

  1. :  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

1759

First Known Use of blockage

1759


BLOCKAGE Defined for English Language Learners

blockage

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noun block·age \ˈblä-kij\

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

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noun block·age \ˈbläk-ij\

Medical Definition of blockage

  1. :  the action of blocking or the state of being blocked: asa:  blockade 2b:  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

  1. :  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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