1. shut off to passage or view or hindered from action
; - Example: "a partially obstructed passageway"- Example: "an obstructed view"- Example: "justice obstructed is not justice"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Obstruct \Ob*struct"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Obstructed; p. pr.
& vb. n. Obstructing.] [L. obstructus, p. p. of obstruere
to build up before or against, to obstruct; ob (see Ob-) +
struere to pile up. See Structure.]
1. To block up; to stop up or close, as a way or passage; to
place an obstacle in, or fill with obstacles or
impediments that prevent or hinder passing; as, to
obstruct a street; to obstruct the channels of the body.
'T is the obstructed paths of sound shall clear.
2. To be, or come, in the way of; to hinder from passing; to
stop; to impede; to retard; as, the bar in the harbor
obstructs the passage of ships; clouds obstruct the light
of the sun; unwise rules obstruct legislation. "Th'
impatience of obstructed love." --Johnson.
Syn: To bar; barricade; stop; arrest; check; interrupt; clog;
choke; impede; retard; embarrass; oppose.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: shut off to passage or view or hindered from action; "a
partially obstructed passageway"; "an obstructed view";
"justice obstructed is not justice" [ant: unobstructed]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
45 Moby Thesaurus words for "obstructed":
arrested, back, backward, behindhand, belated, blocked, bound,
choked, choked up, clogged, clogged up, congested, constipated,
costive, delayed, delayed-action, detained, foul, fouled, full,
held up, hung up, in a bind, in abeyance, infarcted, jammed, late,
latish, moratory, never on time, obstipated, overdue, packed,
plugged, plugged up, retarded, slow, stopped, stopped up, stuffed,
stuffed up, tardy, unpunctual, unready, untimely