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).

Etymology: L obstructio (as OBSTRUCT)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.