Definition of Obstructive

1. Adjective. Preventing movement. "The clogging crowds of revelers overflowing into the street"

Exact synonyms: Clogging, Hindering, Impeding
Similar to: Preventative, Preventive
Derivative terms: Obstruct

Definition of Obstructive

1. a. Tending to obstruct; presenting obstacles; hindering; causing impediment.

2. n. An obstructive person or thing.

Definition of Obstructive

1. Adjective. Causing obstructions. ¹

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Definition of Obstructive

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Obstructive

obstructing the field
obstruction of justice
obstructive (current term)
obstructive apnea
obstructive hydrocephalus
obstructive jaundice
obstructive lung disease
obstructive murmur
obstructive pneumonia
obstructive pulmonary overinflation
obstructive shock
obstructive sleep apnoea
obstructive thrombus
obstructive uropathy

Literary usage of Obstructive

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.) (1916)
"The clinical picture of chronic obstructive jaundice is so well ... "No one living is infallible in the differential diagnosis of obstructive jaundice. ..."

2. The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of by William Osler, Thomas McCrae (1916)
"obstructive JAUNDICE The chief causes of obstructive jaundice are: (1) ... In these case of extra-hepatic or obstructive jaundice the pressure within the ..."

3. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"The relation of ventilatory impairment and chronic mucus hypersécrétion to death from all causes and death from obstructive lung disease (chronic bronchitis ..."

4. Collected Papers by the Staff of Saint Mary's Hospital, Mayo Clinic by Saint Marys Hospital (Rochester, Minn.) (1922)
"PREOPERATIVE PREPARATION OF PATIENTS WITH obstructive JAUNDICE* WALTMAN WALTERS The fact that jaundiced patients bleed too freely following operation has ..."

5. Pathological physiology of internal diseases by Albion Walter Hewlett (1916)
"obstructive Jaundice The best understood type of jaundice is that which is ... obstructive jaundice is associated with a demonstrable accumulation of bile ..."

6. Monographic Medicine by Albion Walter Hewlett, Henry Leopold Elsner (1916)
"obstructive Jaundice The best understood type of jaundice is that which is ... obstructive jaundice is associated with a demonstrable accumulation of bile ..."

7. A Practical treatise on urinary and renal diseases including urinary deposits by William Roberts (1872)
"Non-obstructive suppression rarely, if ever, proves fatal as a direct consequence of the ... In non-obstructive cases the urine is either high-colored and ..."

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