Meaning of OBSTRUCTION in English


/euhb struk"sheuhn/ , n.

1. something that obstructs, blocks, or closes up with an obstacle or obstacles; obstacle or hindrance: obstructions to navigation.

2. an act or instance of obstructing.

3. the state of being obstructed.

4. the delaying or preventing of business before a deliberative body, esp. a legislative group, by parliamentary contrivances.

[ 1525-35; obstruction- (s. of obstructio ) barrier. See OBSTRUCT, -ION ]

Syn. 1. barrier, bar, impediment. See obstacle. 3. stoppage.

Ant. 1, 3. encouragement.

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