Medicine/Medical. (of a substance) producing an obstruction.
Phonetics. (of a speech sound) characterized by stoppage or obstruction of the flow of air from the lungs.: Compare sonorant.
Medicine/Medical. a medicine that closes the natural passages of the body.
Phonetics. an obstruent speech sound; a stop, fricative, or affricate.: Compare sonorant (def. 2).
- un·ob·stru·ent, adjective
- un·ob·stru·ent·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for obstruent
causing obstruction, esp of the intestinal tract
anything that causes obstruction
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