verb (used with object)
Origin of obstruct
SYNONYMS FOR obstruct
Examples from the Web for obstructive
Snoring is a sign of obstructive sleep apnea, when your airway collapses or becomes blocked during sleep.
This was in sharp contrast with the situation both before 1887 and after 1905, when the upper house was the obstructive member.Railroads: Rates and Regulations|William Z. Ripley
This obstructive manoeuvre gave time for reflection, and often served to fool unskilful applicants.Rise and Fall of Cesar Birotteau|Honore de Balzac
To trace a great idea to the actual birth is apt to be obstructive to national pride.American Merchant Ships and Sailors|Willis J. Abbot
A runner on the bank, to look out for obstructive craft, is useful in practice.Boating|W. B. Woodgate
Oh me, but even at our peaceful and vertuous pastime, there bee certain contentious and obstructive spoil-sports now.