Meaning of OBSTRUCTION in English


n. 1 the act or an instance of blocking; the state of being blocked. 2 the act of making or the state of becoming more or less impassable. 3 an obstacle or blockage. 4 the retarding of progress by deliberate delays, esp. of Parliamentary business. 5 Sport the act of unlawfully obstructing another player. 6 Med. a blockage in a bodily passage, esp. in an intestine. obstructionism n. (in sense 4). obstructionist n. (in sense 4).

[ L obstructio (as OBSTRUCT) ]

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