Antonyms for obstruction

Grammar : Noun
Spell : uhb-struhk-shuhn
Phonetic Transcription : əbˈstrʌk ʃən

Definition of obstruction

Origin :
  • 1530s, from Latin obstructionem (nominative obstructio) "an obstruction, barrier, a building up," noun of action from past participle stem of obstruere "build up, block, block up, build against, stop, bar, hinder," from ob "against" (see ob-) + struere "to pile, build" (see structure (n.)).
  • noun obstacle, impediment
Example sentences :
  • Could this be all the obstruction I was prepared to open a pass through?
  • Extract from : « Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia » by Thomas Mitchell
  • In the semi-obscurity, moreover, the obstruction of the ward seemed to have increased.
  • Extract from : « The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete » by Emile Zola
  • But what could have been the reasons for this their obstruction of the natural flow of tradition?
  • Extract from : « Wilfrid Cumbermede » by George MacDonald
  • That means an upcurrent of air indicating an obstruction under us.
  • Extract from : « Lords of the Stratosphere » by Arthur J. Burks
  • He had crashed into an obstruction so transparent that he had not seen it.
  • Extract from : « Mistress Wilding » by Rafael Sabatini
  • The Conservatives and obstruction, the Liberals and closure.
  • Extract from : « Ireland as It Is » by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • You can't recover insurance if you're broke for obstruction.
  • Extract from : « With The Night Mail » by Rudyard Kipling
  • Springing from timber to timber, he at last reached the point of obstruction.
  • Extract from : « Devil's Ford » by Bret Harte
  • "Obstruction on the line in front, sir," he said, addressing nobody in particular.
  • Extract from : « Mary Gray » by Katharine Tynan
  • On the contrary, it has been a very potent cause of confusion and obstruction.
  • Extract from : « The Necessity of Atheism » by Dr. D.M. Brooks

Synonyms for obstruction

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