Obstruent
Obstruent Ob"stru*ent, a. [L. obstruens, p. pr. of obstruere. See {Obstruct}.] Causing obstruction; blocking up; hindering; as, an obstruent medicine. --Johnson. [1913 Webster]

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  • Obstruent — 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • obstruent — index obstruction Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • obstruent — [äb′stro͞o ənt] adj. [L obstruens, prp. of obstruere, to block up: see OBSTRUCT] Rare obstructing; esp., blocking a passage of the body n. Rare something, as a kidney stone, that blocks a passage of the body …   English World dictionary

  • Obstruent — Als Obstruent (auch: Geräuschkonsonant, Geräuschlaut) werden Sprachlaute, genauer: eine Gruppe von Konsonanten, bezeichnet, bei denen eine Verengung oder ein Verschluss der Artikulationsorgane gebildet wird, wodurch der Phonationsstrom durch Nase …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Obstruent — Manners of articulation Obstruent Plosive (occlusive) Affricate Fricative Sibilant Sonorant Nasal Flap/Tap …   Wikipedia

  • obstruent — /ob strooh euhnt/, adj. 1. Med. (of a substance) producing an obstruction. 2. Phonet. (of a speech sound) characterized by stoppage or obstruction of the flow of air from the lungs. Cf. sonorant. n. 3. Med. a medicine that closes the natural… …   Universalium

  • obstruent — ob•stru•ent [[t]ˈɒb stru ənt[/t]] adj. 1) phn (of a speech sound) characterized by stoppage or obstruction of the flow of air from the lungs 2) phn an obstruent speech sound; a stop, fricative, or affricate Compare resonant 7) • Etymology:… …   From formal English to slang

  • obstruent — [ ɒbstrʊənt] noun Phonetics a fricative or plosive speech sound. Origin C17: from L. obstruent , obstruere block up …   English new terms dictionary

  • obstruent — /ˈɒbstruənt/ (say obstroohuhnt) –adjective 1. Medicine (of a substance) producing an obstruction. 2. Phonetics (of consonants) characterised by partial or complete constriction of the air stream as fricatives f, z, or stops p, d, etc. –no …   Australian English dictionary

  • obstruent — noun a consonant sound formed by obstructing the airway, causing turbulence; the generic term of plosive, fricative and affricate …   Wiktionary

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