Obstructive
Obstructive \Ob*struct"ive\, n. An obstructive person or thing. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Obstructive — Ob*struct ive, a. [Cf. F. obstrictif.] Tending to obstruct; presenting obstacles; hindering; causing impediment. {Ob*struct ive*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • obstructive — [əb struk′tiv] adj. obstructing or tending to obstruct obstructively adv. obstructiveness n. * * * See obstructer. * * * …   Universalium

  • obstructive — index deterrent, preventive, prohibitive (restrictive) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • obstructive — (adj.) 1610s, from L. obstruct , pp. stem of obstruere (see OBSTRUCTION (Cf. obstruction)) + IVE (Cf. ive) …   Etymology dictionary

  • obstructive — [əb struk′tiv] adj. obstructing or tending to obstruct obstructively adv. obstructiveness n …   English World dictionary

  • obstructive — ob|struc|tive [əbˈstrʌktıv] adj 1.) trying to prevent someone from doing something, by deliberately making it difficult for them ▪ an obstructive official ▪ obstructive tactics 2.) medical relating to a blocked tube, passage etc in the body ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • obstructive — [[t]ɒbstrʌ̱ktɪv[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you say that someone is being obstructive, you think that they are deliberately causing difficulties for other people. Mr Smith was obstructive and refused to follow correct procedure …   English dictionary

  • obstructive — adjective trying to prevent someone from doing something by deliberately making it difficult for them: an obstructive official | obstructive tactics obstructively adverb obstructiveness noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • obstructive — ● obstructif, obstructive adjectif Se dit d une affection qui provoque une obstruction, en particulier au niveau broncho pulmonaire …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • obstructive — ob·struc·tive tiv adj relating to, characterized by, causing, or resulting from obstruction <obstructive uropathy> …   Medical dictionary

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