Definition of obstruction
1a : the state of being obstructed; especially : a condition of being clogged or blocked an intestinal obstruction She died from an obstruction of the airway.b : an act of obstructing Passage of the law was delayed by the congressman's obstruction.
2 : something that obstructs removing obstructions that block the path a view without obstruction
Examples of obstruction in a sentence
They are removing trees and other obstructions from the path.
cases of intestinal obstruction in children
She died from an obstruction of the airway.
He is on trial for the obstruction of a criminal investigation.
First Known Use of obstruction
OBSTRUCTION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of obstruction for English Language Learners
: 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
OBSTRUCTION Defined for Kids
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