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Wordnet 3.0

VERB (1)

1. block passage through;
- Example: "obstruct the path"
[syn: obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Obturate \Ob"tu*rate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Obturated; p. pr. & vb. n. Obturating.] [L. obturatus; p.p. of obturare.] To stop or close, as an opening; specif., (Ordnance), to stop (a gun breech) so as to prevent the escape of gas in firing. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

obturate v 1: block passage through; "obstruct the path" [syn: obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up] [ant: disengage, free]