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An obstruction which makes movement or flow difficult or impossible.‘a blockage in the pipes’mass noun ‘the pumps are prone to blockage’
obstruction, stoppage, block, clot, occlusionView synonyms
- ‘Negative emotions produce blockages in the energy flow, which results in illness.’
- ‘Law enforcement personnel can use the same information, relayed to them by traffic managers, to clear roadway blockages.’
- ‘Leaves accumulating in gutters can lead to blockages and allow water to seep into roofs.’
- ‘He was not given an angiogram, which would have given doctors an accurate picture of blockages in his coronary arteries.’
- ‘We also get an additional 3,000 reports of blockages via the Council's hotline.’
- ‘The repairs to the houses were for plumbing, leaks, pipe bursts, blockages, electricity and damaged water taps.’
- ‘Never attempt to clear blockages until power has been disconnected and watch your hands.’
- ‘If any water accumulated on the streets, it may be attributed to blockages of the water passage.’
- ‘That can be worse if there are blockages where the maintenance has not been as good as it should be.’
- ‘All the tenants are hoping that once the drain is drilled through and cleared of its blockage, the flooding will not happen again.’
- ‘Angie believes that emotional blockages can manifest into physical problems.’
- ‘It is easiest to check for leaks and blockages when it is raining.’
- ‘With a heart attack, a blockage causes the flow of blood into the heart to stop.’
- ‘The special coating helps improve the blood flow and prevents blockages or blood clots, which can lead to potentially dangerous infections.’
- ‘For really bad blockages you may have to repeat this procedure a number of times before the drain is completely clear.’
- ‘This had been washed down by the heavy flow and added to the blockage.’
- ‘As a result, the fatty substance stored itself in her cells, creating blockages around her body.’
- ‘She will need a further procedure, known as an angioplasty, to clear the blockages.’
- ‘Surgeons scrape out deposits from inside the arteries, clearing the blockage and improving blood flow.’
- ‘The picture which emerges is that there was no formal procedure for dealing with blockages, practices varied.’
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