[uh b-struhk-shuh-nist] /əbˈstrʌk ʃə nɪst/
a person who deliberately delays or prevents progress.
a person who delays or obstructs the business before a legislative body by parliamentary contrivances or legalistic maneuvers.
1846, from obstruction + -ist.
[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. […]
- Obstructive apnea
obstructive apnea n. Apnea that results from obstructed air passages or from inadequate respiratory muscle activity.
- Obstructive dysmenorrhea
obstructive dysmenorrhea n. Dysmenorrhea caused by an obstruction to the escape of the menstrual blood. Also called mechanical dysmenorrhea.
- Obstructive hydrocephalus
obstructive hydrocephalus n. See noncommunicating hydrocephalus.