[uh b-strep-er-uh s] /əbˈstrɛp ər əs/
resisting control or restraint in a difficult manner; unruly.
noisy, clamorous, or boisterous:
noisy or rough, esp in resisting restraint or control
c.1600, from Latin obstreperus “clamorous,” from obstrepere “drown with noise, make a noise against, oppose noisily,” from ob “against” (see ob-) + strepere “make a noise,” from PIE *strep-, said to be imitative (cf. Latin stertare “to snore,” Old Norse þrapt “chattering,” Old English þræft “quarrel”). Related: Obstreperously; obstreperousness.
[uh b-struhkt] /əbˈstrʌkt/ verb (used with object) 1. to block or close up with an obstacle; make difficult to pass: Debris obstructed the road. 2. to interrupt, hinder, or oppose the passage, progress, course, etc., of. 3. to block from sight; to be in the way of (a view, passage, etc.). /əbˈstrʌkt/ verb (transitive) 1. […]
- Obstructed testis
obstructed testis n. A testis whose descent has been prevented by fascial bands at the inguinal canal or at the upper scrotum.
[uh b-struhk-shuh n] /əbˈstrʌk ʃən/ noun 1. something that , blocks, or closes up with an obstacle or obstacles; obstacle or hindrance: obstructions to navigation. 2. an act or instance of . 3. the state of being . 4. the delaying or preventing of business before a deliberative body, especially a legislative group, by parliamentary […]
[uh b-struhk-shuh-nist] /əbˈstrʌk ʃə nɪst/ noun 1. a person who deliberately delays or prevents progress. 2. a person who delays or obstructs the business before a legislative body by parliamentary contrivances or legalistic maneuvers. /əbˈstrʌkʃənɪst/ noun 1. n. 1879, from obstruction + -ism. n. 1846, from obstruction + -ist.