Obstruction

Definition of Obstruction

Ob`struc´tion
n.1.The act of obstructing, or state of being obstructed.
2.That which obstructs or impedes; an obstacle; an impediment; a hindrance.
A popular assembly free from obstruction.
- Swift.
3.The condition of having the natural powers obstructed in their usual course; the arrest of the vital functions; death.
To die, and go we know not where,
To lie in cold obstruction, and to rot.
- Shak.
The king expected to meet with all the obstructions and difficulties his enraged enemies could lay in his way.
- Clarendon.

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