- to block or close up with an obstacle; make difficult to pass: Debris obstructed the road.
- to interrupt, hinder, or oppose the passage, progress, course, etc., of.
- to block from sight; to be in the way of (a view, passage, etc.).
Origin of obstruct
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Examples from the Web for unobstructed
Contemporary Examples of unobstructed
Inherent Vice brings you a sprawling, unobstructed narrative, and then asks you to savor as much as you can.There Will Be Spliffs: ‘Inherent Vice’ Is a Bizarro Stoner Noir
October 5, 2014
It needs an unobstructed transportation corridor to move goods and people internally.The West Bank Through Chinese Eyes
March 19, 2012
Empire, for example, is an unobstructed shot of the New York City landmark.Andy Warhol's Artistic Orgy
June 24, 2010
That gap continued to narrow, but the trajectory toward passage was unobstructed, which soon became clear to the revelers.My Marriage Was Annulled on an Otherwise Happy Night
November 6, 2008
Historical Examples of unobstructed
The top of the chaise was down, so that the view was unobstructed on every side.Rollo in Switzerland
From the cape where they now stood an unobstructed view was had to the south.The Wonder Island Boys: The Tribesmen
The small boy heaved a sigh of ecstasy at his unobstructed view.Still Jim
Honor Willsie Morrow
The front gate commanded an unobstructed view of the desert.Children of the Desert
If she had wished to proceed the path now lay clear and unobstructed before her.The Day of Wrath
- (of a passageway, view, etc) not blocked by any object
- to block (a road, passageway, etc) with an obstacle
- to make (progress or activity) difficult
- to impede or block a clear view of
Word Origin for obstruct
1610s, a back-formation from obstruction or else from Latin obstructus, past participle of obstruere "to block, to stop up" (see obstruction). Related: Obstructed; obstructing.
- To block or close a body passage so as to hinder or interrupt a flow.