[uh b-struhkt] /əbˈstrʌkt/
verb (used with object)
to block or close up with an obstacle; make difficult to pass:
Debris obstructed the road.
to interrupt, hinder, or oppose the passage, progress, course, etc., of.
to block from sight; to be in the way of (a view, passage, etc.).
to block (a road, passageway, etc) with an obstacle
to make (progress or activity) difficult
to impede or block a clear view of
1610s, a back-formation from obstruction or else from Latin obstructus, past participle of obstruere “to block, to stop up” (see obstruction). Related: Obstructed; obstructing.
obstruct ob·struct (əb-strŭkt’, ŏb-)
v. ob·struct·ed, ob·struct·ing, ob·structs
To block or close a body passage so as to hinder or interrupt a flow.
- Nonobstructive jaundice
nonobstructive jaundice non·ob·struc·tive jaundice (nŏn’əb-strŭk’tĭv) n. Jaundice in which the main biliary passages of the liver are not obstructed, as in hemolytic jaundice.
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