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  Definition of Obstruction
  1. getting in someone''s way
  2. the act of obstructing; "obstruction of justice"
  3. any structure that makes progress difficult
  4. something immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted; "lack of immagination is an obstacle to one''s advancement"; "the poverty of a district is an obstacle to good education"; "the filibuster was a major obstruction to the s
  5. the state or condition of being obstructed
Similar Words: obstructor, obstructer, impediment, impedimenta, obstacle, blockage

 

Hyponyms: blocking, block, interference, check, blockage, closure, occlusion, stall, stalling, obstruction of justice, bar, barrier, blockade, stop, stoppage, hindrance, hitch, preventive, preventative, encumbrance, incumbrance, obstacle, tumbler, roadblock, hang-up, rub, snag, hurdle, stymie, intestinal obstruction, ileus, tamponade, tamponage

 

Derivational Morphology: obstruct, blockade, block, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrass, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, close up

 

 
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