Obstructer to Oca

(Ob*struct"er) n. One who obstructs or hinders.

(Ob*struc"tion) n. [L. obstructio.]

1. The act of obstructing, or state of being obstructed.

2. That which obstructs or impedes; an obstacle; an impediment; a hindrance.

A popular assembly free from obstruction.

3. The condition of having the natural powers obstructed in their usual course; the arrest of the vital functions; death. [Poetic]

To die, and go we know not where,
To lie in cold obstruction, and to rot.

Syn.Obstacle; bar; barrier; impediment; clog; check; hindrance. — Obstruction, Obstacle. The difference between these words is that indicated by their etymology; an obstacle is something standing in the way; an obstruction is something put in the way. Obstacle implies more fixedness and is the stronger word. We remove obstructions; we surmount obstacles.

Disparity in age seems a greater obstacle to an intimate friendship than inequality of fortune.

The king expected to meet with all the obstructions and difficulties his enraged enemies could lay in his way.

(Ob*struc"tion*ism) n. The act or the policy of obstructing progress. Lond. Lit. World.

(Ob*struc"tion*ist), n. One who hinders progress; one who obstructs business, as in a legislative body.a. Of or pertaining to obstructionists. [Recent]

(Ob*struct"ive) a. [Cf.F. obstrictif.] Tending to obstruct; presenting obstacles; hindering; causing impediment.Ob*struct"ive*ly, adv.

(Ob*struct"ive), n. An obstructive person or thing.

(Ob"stru*ent) a. [L. obstruens, p. pr. of obstruere. See Obstruct.] Causing obstruction; blocking up; hindering; as, an obstruent medicine. Johnson.

(Ob"stru*ent), 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.

(Ob*stu`pe*fac"tion) n. [L. obstuperfacere to stupefy.] See Stupefaction. [Obs.] Howell.

(Ob*stu`pe*fac"tive) a. Stupefactive. [Obs.]

(Ob*stu"pe*fy) v. t. [Cf.L. obstupefacere. See Ob-, and Stupefy.] See Stupefy. [Obs.]

(Ob*tain") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Obtained ; p. pr. & vb. n. Obtaining.] [F. obtenir, L. obtinere; ob (see Ob-) + tenere to hold. See Tenable.]

1. To hold; to keep; to possess. [Obs.]

His mother, then, is mortal, but his Sire
He who obtains the monarchy of heaven.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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