- obstructed testis,
- obstructive apnea,
- obstructive dysmenorrhea
Origin of obstruction
Examples from the Web for obstruction
Democrats, their backs up, have altered Senate rules on filibusters in the face of Republican obstruction.The South Has Indeed Risen Again and It’s Called the Tea Party|Jack Schwartz|December 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A year's worth of Republican obstruction have pushed Harry Reid to consider the "nuclear option" and end the judicial filibuster.Harry Reid Prepares to Go "Nuclear" on the Judicial Filibuster|Jamelle Bouie|November 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
His nominations have faced an unprecedented level of obstruction, leading to widespread vacancies and judicial emergencies.Republicans Continue to Refuse to Confirm Obama's Judicial Nominations|Jamelle Bouie|November 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The simple—too simple—explanation for the French obstruction?Why France Is to Blame for Blocking the Iran Nuclear Agreement|Christopher Dickey|November 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Republican strategy of obstruction collapsed in a late deal that averted default and re-opened the government.
The worst that could happen is a charge of obstruction, and perhaps a fine of forty shillings.Flowers of Freethought|George W. Foote
Instead of obstruction of the bowels there is diarrhoea—about two to six light yellow thin stools, occur within 24 hours.Valere Aude|Louis Dechmann
Benham is an ass,—a dreadful man, of no earthly use except as a nuisance and obstruction.The Life of Isaac Ingalls Stevens, Volume II (of 2)|Hazard Stevens
Apparently he saw no obstruction, for he proceeded to lower the signal.Tommy Wideawake|H. H. Bashford
Orde, suddenly fallen into a cold rage, stared at the obstruction, both fists clenched at his side.The Riverman|Stewart Edward White
1530s, from Latin obstructionem (nominative obstructio) "an obstruction, barrier, a building up," noun of action from past participle stem of obstruere "build up, block, block up, build against, stop, bar, hinder," from ob "against" (see ob-) + struere "to pile, build" (see structure (n.)).