Word forms "obstruction":
singular obstruction plural obstructions1) [countable] something that blocks a path, passage, door etc so that it is difficult or impossible for someone or something to move along or through it
They're going to operate on an obstruction in her colon.a) [uncountable] the act of blocking a path, passage, door etc so that it is difficult or impossible for someone or something to move along or through it
You will be charged with obstruction of a public footpath.
Check that there is no obstruction of the patient's airway.b) [uncountable] the act of preventing someone or something from moving along or through a path, passage, door etc by blocking it
obstruction of food shipments by the rebels2) [uncountable] the act of taking action in order to prevent someone from doing something or to prevent something from happening
She was charged with perjury and obstruction of justice.
He was criticized for his obstruction of efforts to rebuild the war-torn country.3) [uncountable] an offence in a game such as football in which you put your body between an opponent and the ball so that they cannot get it
Collett won a free kick for obstruction.
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obstruction — [ ɔpstryksjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1538; lat. obstructio 1 ♦ Méd. Gêne ou obstacle à la circulation des matières solides ou liquides (dans un conduit de l organisme). ⇒ engorgement, iléus, oblitération, occlusion. Obstruction des voies respiratoires. 2 ♦… … Encyclopédie Universelle
Obstruction — Ob*struc tion, n. [L. obstructio.] 1. The act of obstructing, or state of being obstructed. [1913 Webster] 2. That which obstructs or impedes; an obstacle; an impediment; a hindrance. [1913 Webster] A popular assembly free from obstruction. Swift … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
obstruction — OBSTRUCTION. s. f. Bouchement des vaisseaux & des conduits par lesquels se portent les humeurs & les esprits dans tout le corps de l animal. Ces viandes causent obstruction. cela guerit les obstructions. il y a obstruction dans le mesentere, dans … Dictionnaire de l'Académie française
Obstruction — (Obstructio alvi, Stuhlverhaltung, Stuhlverstopfung), mangelnde od. wenigstens gehemmte Ausleerung des Darmkothes. Die O. findet in sehr verschiedenem Grade statt u. wird durch verschiedene Ursachen bedingt, so durch entzündliche Zustände des… … Pierer's Universal-Lexikon
Obstruction — Obstruction, lat. dtsch., Verstopfung, die verzögerte oder ganz unterbrochene Entleerung des Darmkanals. Veranlassung geben fehlerhafte Nahrung, zu reizende od. zu fade, schwer verdauliche, ferner Unterlassung des nöthigen Trinkens, sitzende… … Herders Conversations-Lexikon
obstruction — I noun balk, ban, bar, barricade, barrier, block, blockade, blockage, bridle, catch, check, clog, closure, congestion, constraint, constriction, cork, curb, dam, difficulty, disallowance, embargo, embarrassment, enjoining, fence, forbiddance,… … Law dictionary
obstruction — (n.) 1530s, from L. obstructionem (nom. obstructio) a building up, noun of action from pp. stem of obstruere block up, build up, hinder, from ob against (see OB (Cf. ob )) + struere to pile, build (see STRUCTURE (Cf. structure) (n.)) … Etymology dictionary
obstruction — *obstacle, impediment, bar, snag Analogous words: hindering or hindrance, blocking or block (see corre sponding verbs at HINDER): arresting or arrest, checking or check, interruption (see corresponding verbs at ARREST) Antonyms: assistance… … New Dictionary of Synonyms
obstruction — [n] obstacle, impediment bar, barricade, barrier, block, blockage, blocking, booby trap*, check, checkmate*, circumvention, difficulty, gridlock*, hamper, hindrance, hurdle, interference, jam*, lock, monkey wrench*, mountain*, restraint,… … New thesaurus
obstruction — ► NOUN 1) the action of obstructing or the state of being obstructed. 2) a thing that obstructs … English terms dictionary
obstruction — [əb struk′shən] n. [L obstructio] 1. an obstructing or being obstructed 2. anything that obstructs; hindrance SYN. OBSTACLE … English World dictionary