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 (əb-strŭkt′, ŏb-)
tr.v. ob·struct·ed, ob·struct·ing, ob·structs
1. To block or fill (a passage or opening) with obstacles or an obstacle.
2. To impede, retard, or interfere with; hinder: obstructed my progress. See Synonyms at hinder1.
3. To be or get in the way of (a view or something to be seen). See Synonyms at block.

[Latin obstruere, obstrūct- : ob-, against; see ob- + struere, to pile up; see ster- in Indo-European roots.]

ob·struct′er, ob·struc′tor n.
ob·struc′tive adj.
ob·struc′tive·ly adv.
ob·struc′tive·ness n.


a variant spelling of obstructor
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.obstructer - someone who systematically obstructs some action that others want to take
controversialist, disputant, eristic - a person who disputes; who is good at or enjoys controversy
naysayer - someone with an aggressively negative attitude
stonewaller - one who stonewalls or refuses to answer or cooperate; someone who delays by lengthy speeches etc.
2.obstructer - any structure that makes progress difficultobstructer - any structure that makes progress difficult
bar - an obstruction (usually metal) placed at the top of a goal; "it was an excellent kick but the ball hit the bar"
barrier - a structure or object that impedes free movement
blockade - prevents access or progress
blockage, stoppage, occlusion, closure, block, stop - an obstruction in a pipe or tube; "we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe"
hinderance, hindrance, preventative, preventive, encumbrance, incumbrance, interference, hitch - any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
obstacle - an obstruction that stands in the way (and must be removed or surmounted or circumvented)
structure, construction - a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"
tumbler - a movable obstruction in a lock that must be adjusted to a given position (as by a key) before the bolt can be thrown
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