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blockage

[ blok-ij ]
/ ˈblɒk ɪdʒ /
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noun

an act of blocking.
the state of being blocked; an obstructed condition: the blockage of the streets by heavy snows.
something that blocks; obstruction.

RELATED WORDS

stoppage, jam, traverse, clog, bar, barrier, wall, snag, impasse, obstacle, impediment, hindrance, barricade, hamper, block

Nearby words

block trade, block vote, block, herbert lawrence, blockade, blockade-runner, blockage, blockboard, blockbust, blockbuster, blockbusting, blocked

Origin of blockage

First recorded in 1870–75; block + -age
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British Dictionary definitions for blockage

blockage

/ (ˈblɒkɪdʒ) /

noun

the act of blocking or state of being blocked
an object causing an obstruction
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Word Origin and History for blockage

blockage


n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper