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barrier

noun

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a physical object that blocks the way
  • there was a big barrier plastered with signs saying "Keep Out" around the trash compactor

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The first known use of barrier was in the 14th century

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“Barrier.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/barrier. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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