Definition of Blockage

1. Noun. The physical condition of blocking or filling a passage with an obstruction.

Exact synonyms: Obstruction
Generic synonyms: Physical Condition, Physiological Condition, Physiological State
Specialized synonyms: Ileus, Intestinal Obstruction, Tamponade, Tamponage
Derivative terms: Block

2. Noun. An obstruction in a pipe or tube. "We had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe"

3. Noun. The act of blocking.
Exact synonyms: Closure, Occlusion
Generic synonyms: Obstruction
Specialized synonyms: Implosion
Derivative terms: Block, Block, Block, Block, Block, Close, Close, Close, Occlude

Definition of Blockage

1. n. The act of blocking up; the state of being blocked up.

Definition of Blockage

1. Noun. The state of being blocked ¹

2. Noun. A thing that is blocking ¹

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Definition of Blockage

1. the act of blocking [n -S]

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Literary usage of Blockage

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1911)
"The veins are almost completely obstructed by the tourniquet and the arteries only partially, the back pressure completing the blockage in them. ..."

2. Debris Impact On Emergency Coolant Recirculation: Workshop Proceedings by U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (2004)
"For a sizable number of these plants, resolution of the ECCS debris blockage issue will require a combination of analytical evaluation, changes to operating ..."

3. A Narrative of Arctic Discovery, from the Earliest Period to the Present by John Joseph Shillinglaw (1851)
"... Name—Hudson's last and Fatal Voyage—Great Hardships—blockage in the Ice— His Crew Mutiny, and turn him adrift in an open Boat— Their return to England. ..."

4. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, Exhibiting a View of the Progressive by Robert Jameson, Sir William Jardine, Henry D Rogers (1847)
"If the detritus which formed the blockage in the lower part of the valley consisted of ... The same observations apply to the blockage in Glen Roy, which, ..."

5. The Operating Room and the Patient by Russell Story Fowler (1907)
"blockage of the drain. Disturbances of granulation. Sinus. Hemorrhage: primary oozing; secondary hemorrhage; intravenous saline infusion; hypodermoclysis; ..."

6. The Surgical Clinics of North America by Robert E. Hermann, Avram M. Cooperman (1921)
"Fourth, Unilateral reno-ureteral blockage, with acute infection and urinary ... Seventh, Chronic nephritis with unilateral or bilateral blockage. ..."

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