Definitions of obstruction

  1. the state or condition of being obstructed Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. any structure that makes progress difficult Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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 success of their plan" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. getting in someone's way Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the act of obstructing; "obstruction of justice" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. The act of obstructing, or state of being obstructed. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. That which obstructs or impedes; an obstacle; an impediment; a hindrance. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The condition of having the natural powers obstructed in their usual course; the arrest of the vital functions; death. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Anything that stops, closes, or bars the way; that which prevents progress or hinders; an obstacle or barrier. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. 1. Anything that is in the way, that blocks advance. 2. The blocking of advance or interruption in the course of anything. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  11. Clogging up of a passage in the body. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  12. Act of obstructing: that which obstructs: obstacle: impediment. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. Act of obstructing; anything which obstructs. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. A hindrance; obstacle. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. The act of obstructing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. Act of obstructing; that which impedes progress; an impediment. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. Anything which hinders passage or progress; impediment. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. [Latin] The act of blocking up or filling with obstacles. na
  19. [Latin] The state of being blocked up; as Intestinal o. (Obstructio alvi; see Intestinal). na
  20. [Latin] An obstacle, especially one that blocks up a cavity. na
  21. Blocking or being blocked, making or becoming more or less impassable; hindering, esp. of Parliamentary business by talking against time, whence obstructionism (3), obstructionist (2). nn.; obstacle (o.-guard, bar fixed before locomotive to remove oo. from rails). [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  22. The act of blocking or clogging; state of being clogged. American pocket medical dictionary.
  23. A stopping or blocking up, especially the blocking up of any organ or any tubular tract so as to prevent the normal free flow of its contents. [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  24. n. Act of obstructing ; stoppage in a canal or vessel of the body ;— that which hinders or impedes progress ; obstacle ; impediment; hinderance ; difficulty. Cabinet Dictionary