obstruction

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin obstructio (hindrance), from obstruo (build against, block, stop)

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Noun[edit]

obstruction (plural obstructions)

  1. The act of obstructing, or state of being obstructed.
  2. That which obstructs or impedes; an obstacle; an impediment; a hindrance.
  3. The condition of having the natural powers obstructed in their usual course; the arrest of the vital functions; death.

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɔp.stʁyk.sjɔ̃/

Noun[edit]

obstruction f (plural obstructions)

  1. block (something that prevents passing)
  2. obstruction