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obstructive

[ uhb-struhk-tiv ]
/ əbˈstrʌk tɪv /
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adjective
blocking a passage or view:The scheme aimed to improve traffic circulation by removing obstructive parking.
interrupting, hindering, or opposing the progress or course of some process:This is an opportunity to share different viewpoints, so feel free to do so; but if disagreement becomes obstructive, we will not achieve our aims.
Pathology. characterized by a blockage, as of an airway, blood vessel, duct, or other passage in the body:Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common disorder involving repetitive collapse of the upper airway during sleep.
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