blockage blockage  /b ˈlɑ kɪdʒ/


  1. (n) the physical condition of blocking or filling a passage with an obstruction
  2. (n) an obstruction in a pipe or tube
  3. (n) the act of blocking


  1. Not every blockage reduces blood flow.
  2. It was to have been a simple procedure to clear a blockage in an artery of her heart.
  3. After the expiration of the truce on December 19, a surge of Hamas rocket attacks that wounded one Israeli caused the country to step up the blockage.


  1. Bristol Knights of Columbus to host Life Line Screening event July 12

    BRISTOL — “Thank you for spotting my blockage. I would not have known about it otherwise,” said William Mumford of Manchester after attending a Life Line Screening.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Bristol Press

  2. Crash road blockage cleared on Immokalee Road in Collier County

    Road blockage from a crash has been cleared on mmokalee Road at Rock Road in Collier County.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The News-Press

  3. Dentist provides sleep apnea facts

    SANDWICH — The term apnea literally means the absence of breathing. Obstructive sleep apnea is 100 percent blockage of the airway for 10 seconds or more at least five times per hour.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Valley Free Press


  1. The doctor who operated on Kennedy said at the time that surgery is reserved for those with more than 70 per cent blockage, and Kennedy had "a very high-grade blockage."
    on May 17, 2007 By: Edward Kennedy Source: 940 News

  2. "So far it has been established that 33 miners have died. There are 67 more still underground. Their fate is unknown," Yanukovich told reporters after attending a meeting of a commission of inquiry into the accident. "There is a blockage at...
    on Nov 18, 2007 By: Viktor Yanukovych Source: Reuters Canada

  3. "Cole's recovery is on schedule. He had intestinal surgery to remove a blockage the day after he was born. There were no complications. He has started feeding and each day his appetite increases," McMorris Rodgers said in a statement.
    on May 14, 2007 By: Cathy McMorris Rodgers Source: Forbes

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