Definition of Obstruent

1. Noun. A consonant that is produced with a partial or complete blockage of the airflow from the lungs through the nose or mouth.




Definition of Obstruent

1. a. Causing obstruction; blocking up; hindering; as, an obstruent medicine.

2. n. Anything that obstructs or closes a passage; esp., that which obstructs natural passages in the body; as, a medicine which acts as an obstruent.

Definition of Obstruent

1. Noun. (phonetics) a consonant sound formed by obstructing the airway, causing turbulence; the generic term of plosive, fricative and affricate ¹

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Definition of Obstruent

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Medical Definition of Obstruent

1. Causing obstruction; blocking up; hindering; as, an obstruent medicine. Origin: L. Obstruens, p.pr. Of obstruere. See Obstruct. Anything that obstructs or closes a passage; especially, that which obstructs natural passages in the body; as, a medicine which acts as an obstruent. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Obstruent

obstructive jaundice
obstructive lung disease
obstructive murmur
obstructive pneumonia
obstructive pulmonary overinflation
obstructive shock
obstructive sleep apnoea
obstructive thrombus
obstructive uropathy
obstructively
obstructiveness
obstructives
obstructor
obstructors
obstructs
obstruent (current term)
obstruents
obstupefaction
obstupefied
obstupefy
obstupefying
obtain
obtainabilities
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Literary usage of Obstruent

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1. Toda Grammar and Texts by Murray Barnson Emeneau (1984)
"In these two rules the post-dentals c and s are a compromise in position between the palatal y and the dentals t and 6; the obstruent t is represented by ..."

2. The Royal Phraseological English-French, French-English Dictionary by John Charles Tarver (1845)
"... faire dégorger les humeurs qui obstruent— guérir une obstruction. ... Bars of sand are often obstructions to navigation, des amas de sable obstruent ..."

3. Monthly Journal of Medical Science (1851)
"Fourthly, That the de-obstruent function of the bronchial tubes may be impaired by various causes acting on the ..."

4. A Reference Grammar of Classical Tamil Poetry by V. S. Rajam (1992)
"Note that rr (jiji) is treated here as "hard" or "obstruent" because r (jj) was an "obstruent" in this period, not a "trill" as in modern Tamil, ..."

5. The Works of the Rev. Isaac Watts D.D. in Nine Volumes by Isaac Watts (1813)
"III. A- condition has been usually called cauta sine qua non, or a cause without which the effect is not produced. It is gene- If the «ord de-obstruent were ..."

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