Obstruent



[ob-stroo-uh nt] /ˈɒb stru ənt/

adjective
1.
Medicine/Medical. (of a substance) producing an obstruction.
2.
Phonetics. (of a speech sound) characterized by stoppage or obstruction of the flow of air from the lungs.
Compare .
noun
3.
Medicine/Medical. a medicine that closes the natural passages of the body.
4.
Phonetics. an obstruent speech sound; a stop, fricative, or affricate.
Compare (def 2).
/ˈɒbstrʊənt/
adjective
1.
causing obstruction, esp of the intestinal tract
noun
2.
anything that causes obstruction

obstruent ob·stru·ent (ŏb’strōō-ənt)
adj.
Obstructing or closing the natural passages of the body. n.
An obstruent medicine or agent.

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