(redirected from obstructing)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal.


(əb-strŭkt′, ŏb-)
To block or close a body passage so as to hinder or interrupt a flow.

ob·struc′tive adj.

Patient discussion about obstruct

Q. I recently had my surgery for bowel obstruction? I recently had my surgery for bowel obstruction? None of the diet was restricted for me by doctor but should I go for any special diet.

A. I had surgery in 08/08 during having a c-section and hernia repair, and I'm having diarrhea all the time. I don't know what to eat nor what medicines to take. Only Immodium AD helps temporary. If I have an appointment, I don't eat breakfast or lunch. I come home and eat dinner. About 30 minutes after eating, I'm in the bathroom. Can someone help me please? I have to return back to work next month, and I don't want to be in the bathroom more than I am at my desk.

Q. (COPD)chronic obstructive pulmonary disease the main causes of?

A. Mainly smoking, although ambient air pollution and industrial exposure to dust have also been implicated as causes.

You may read more here:


More discussions about obstruct
References in classic literature ?
It is true that by holding me up and obstructing my message, you may bring about the evil you seek, but unless that word is cabled back to New York, and my senders believe that my message has been delivered, there can be no certainty.
In this was to be found the basis of the wise system, by tooth and nail upheld by the Circumlocution Office, of warning every ingenious British subject to be ingenious at his peril: of harassing him, obstructing him, inviting robbers (by making his remedy uncertain, and expensive) to plunder him, and at the best of confiscating his property after a short term of enjoyment, as though invention were on a par with felony.
On the contrary, you'll have to answer, gentlemen, for violently obstructing the course of justice.
BEN Stokes was given out obstructing the field in England's Royal London Series one-day international against Australia at Lord's.
Andrew Gibson, 37, of Woodhouse Road, Guisborough, fined PS110 and ordered to pay PS105 costs for obstructing a police officer.
A POLICE officer accused of being drunk and disorderly has also been charged with attempting to resist arrest and obstructing police, Scotland Yard said.
AN initiative aimed at raising awareness of the dangers of obstructing the Metro doors has won an industry accolade.
Prosecutors in November charged 51-year-old Michael McVey with felony counts of tampering with evidence and obstructing justice, and misdemeanor counts of falsification and obstructing official business.
He also urged the public not to stop or reduce their speed when they encounter a traffic accident, even if they are on the opposite side of the road, in order to avoid obstructing other road users who wish to continue on their way, stressing that such behaviour causes traffic congestion and even more accidents.
Supt Michael McVey has been charged with tampering with evidence and two counts of obstructing justice.
Inspector Nick Evans said: "When they abandon their cars on pavements or grass verges they not only obstruct the free flow of traffic on a very busy road, but more worryingly they cause a hazard obstructing other motorists' view and obstruct pedestrians' right of way which could lead to a collision and injury.
During a four-day trial the court heard that on the night of the deportation warrant execution, Mack had used a bike lock to chain himself to the undercarriage of a UK Border Agency van, while Jarvis yelled profanity in the street - both obstructing officers.