blockage


blockage
[[t]blɒ̱kɪʤ[/t]]
blockages
N-COUNT: oft N in/of n
A blockage in a pipe, tube, or tunnel is an object which blocks it, or the state of being blocked.

The logical treatment is to remove this blockage.

...a total blockage in one of the coronary arteries.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • blockage — block·age n: the condition of a large block of items of property (as shares of stock) that requires special valuation for purposes of estate and gift tax because the value of the items sold as a block differs from their value if sold individually …   Law dictionary

  • Blockage — Block age, n. The act of blocking up; the state of being blocked up. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blockage — 1827, from BLOCK (Cf. block) + AGE (Cf. age) …   Etymology dictionary

  • blockage — ► NOUN ▪ an obstruction which makes movement or flow difficult or impossible …   English terms dictionary

  • blockage — [bläk′ij] n. a blocking or being blocked …   English World dictionary

  • blockage — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ complete ▪ partial VERB + BLOCKAGE ▪ cause, create ▪ prevent ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • blockage — UK [ˈblɒkɪdʒ] / US [ˈblɑkɪdʒ] noun [countable] Word forms blockage : singular blockage plural blockages something that blocks a tube or pipe There was a blockage in the drain. He suffered a blockage in a main artery …   English dictionary

  • blockage — block|age [ blakıdʒ ] noun count something that blocks a tube or pipe: There was a blockage in the drain. He suffered a blockage in a main artery …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • blockage — Recognition in the field of taxation of fact that in some instances a large block of stock cannot be marketed and turned into cash as readily as a few shares. Citizens Fidelity Bank & Trust Co. v. Reeves, Ky., 259 S.W.2d 432, 433. The discount at …   Black's law dictionary

  • blockage — Recognition in the field of taxation of fact that in some instances a large block of stock cannot be marketed and turned into cash as readily as a few shares. Citizens Fidelity Bank & Trust Co. v. Reeves, Ky., 259 S.W.2d 432, 433. The discount at …   Black's law dictionary