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blockage

[blok-ij] /ˈblɒk ɪdʒ/
noun
1.
an act of blocking.
2.
the state of being blocked; an obstructed condition:
the blockage of the streets by heavy snows.
3.
something that blocks; obstruction.
Origin of blockage
1870-1875
First recorded in 1870-75; block + -age
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  • On Sundays it is evident that the blockage of the streets is greater than ever.

    The Religious Life of London J. Ewing Ritchie
  • We can give them their errorless, mechanical men—just as soon as we find ways of correcting the blockage of the feedback pulses!

    Human Error Raymond F. Jones
  • Lenny had no blockage whatever against receiving visual patterns and designs.

    The Foreign Hand Tie Gordon Randall Garrett
British Dictionary definitions for blockage

blockage

/ˈblɒkɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the act of blocking or state of being blocked
2.
an object causing an obstruction
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Word Origin and History for blockage
n.

1827, from block (v.) + -age.

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