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b lo kij

  • n  the physical condition of blocking or filling a passage with an obstruction
  • n  an obstruction in a pipe or tube
    we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe
  • n  the act of blocking

  • Not every blockage reduces blood flow.
  • It was to have been a simple procedure to clear a blockage in an artery of her heart.
  • Reason: a hypothetical blockage of the Strait of Hormuz (not too farfetched in light of the three-year-old Iran-Iraq war) and sabotage of Nigerian oil facilities.
News & Articles


  • Edward Kennedy in 940 News
    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."
  • Viktor Yanukovych in Reuters Canada
    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...
  • Cathy McMorris Rodgers in Forbes
    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.

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