obstruction

  • 1 obstruction — [ ɔpstryksjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1538; lat. obstructio 1 ♦ Méd. Gêne ou obstacle à la circulation des matières solides ou liquides (dans un conduit de l organisme). ⇒ engorgement, iléus, oblitération, occlusion. Obstruction des voies respiratoires. 2 ♦… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 Obstruction — Ob*struc tion, n. [L. obstructio.] 1. The act of obstructing, or state of being obstructed. [1913 Webster] 2. That which obstructs or impedes; an obstacle; an impediment; a hindrance. [1913 Webster] A popular assembly free from obstruction. Swift …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 obstruction — OBSTRUCTION. s. f. Bouchement des vaisseaux & des conduits par lesquels se portent les humeurs & les esprits dans tout le corps de l animal. Ces viandes causent obstruction. cela guerit les obstructions. il y a obstruction dans le mesentere, dans …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 4 Obstruction — (Obstructio alvi, Stuhlverhaltung, Stuhlverstopfung), mangelnde od. wenigstens gehemmte Ausleerung des Darmkothes. Die O. findet in sehr verschiedenem Grade statt u. wird durch verschiedene Ursachen bedingt, so durch entzündliche Zustände des… …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 5 Obstruction — Obstruction, lat. dtsch., Verstopfung, die verzögerte oder ganz unterbrochene Entleerung des Darmkanals. Veranlassung geben fehlerhafte Nahrung, zu reizende od. zu fade, schwer verdauliche, ferner Unterlassung des nöthigen Trinkens, sitzende… …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 6 obstruction — I noun balk, ban, bar, barricade, barrier, block, blockade, blockage, bridle, catch, check, clog, closure, congestion, constraint, constriction, cork, curb, dam, difficulty, disallowance, embargo, embarrassment, enjoining, fence, forbiddance,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 obstruction — (n.) 1530s, from L. obstructionem (nom. obstructio) a building up, noun of action from pp. stem of obstruere block up, build up, hinder, from ob against (see OB (Cf. ob )) + struere to pile, build (see STRUCTURE (Cf. structure) (n.)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 obstruction — *obstacle, impediment, bar, snag Analogous words: hindering or hindrance, blocking or block (see corre sponding verbs at HINDER): arresting or arrest, checking or check, interruption (see corresponding verbs at ARREST) Antonyms: assistance… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 obstruction — [n] obstacle, impediment bar, barricade, barrier, block, blockage, blocking, booby trap*, check, checkmate*, circumvention, difficulty, gridlock*, hamper, hindrance, hurdle, interference, jam*, lock, monkey wrench*, mountain*, restraint,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 obstruction — ► NOUN 1) the action of obstructing or the state of being obstructed. 2) a thing that obstructs …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 obstruction — [əb struk′shən] n. [L obstructio] 1. an obstructing or being obstructed 2. anything that obstructs; hindrance SYN. OBSTACLE …

    English World dictionary

  • 12 Obstruction — Contents 1 Medical 2 Sports 3 Other Obstruction may refer to: Obstruction theory, in mathe …

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  • 13 obstruction — UK [əbˈstrʌkʃ(ə)n] / US noun Word forms obstruction : singular obstruction plural obstructions 1) [countable] something that blocks a path, passage, door etc so that it is difficult or impossible for someone or something to move along or through… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 obstruction — ob|struc|tion [əbˈstrʌkʃən] n 1.) [U and C] when something blocks a road, passage, tube etc, or the thing that blocks it = ↑blockage ▪ an operation to remove an obstruction from her throat ▪ Police can remove a vehicle that is causing an… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 obstruction — ob|struc|tion [ əb strʌkʃən ] noun 1. ) count something that blocks a path, passage, door, etc. so that it is difficult or impossible for someone or something to move along or through it: They re going to operate on an obstruction in her colon. a …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 Obstruction — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Obstruction à la justice (en) Obstruction parlementaire Théorie de l obstruction (mathématiques) Five obstructions (film) …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 17 obstruction — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ physical ▪ unlawful, wilful (both BrE, law) ▪ bureaucratic ▪ The asylum seekers had to contend with continued bureaucratic obstruction …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 18 obstruction — n. 1) to remove an obstruction 2) an intestinal; respiratory obstruction 3) an obstruction to * * * [əb strʌkʃ(ə)n] an intestinal: respiratory obstruction an obstruction to to remove an obstruction …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 19 obstruction — [[t]ɒbstrʌ̱kʃ(ə)n[/t]] obstructions 1) N COUNT An obstruction is something that blocks a road or path. John was irritated by drivers parking near his house and causing an obstruction. 2) N VAR An obstruction is something that blocks a passage in… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 OBSTRUCTION — s. f. T. de Médec. Engorgement, embarras qui se forme dans les vaisseaux par lesquels les liqueurs se portent dans tout le corps de l animal, et qui en arrête le passage, ou le rend moins libre. Le quinquina occasionne des obstructions, s il est… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)