Definitions and Examples of obstructive, blocking, obstructing
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Causing an obstruction; blocking or hindering the passage of something.
The construction work on the road was obstructive to the flow of traffic.
Preventing movement or progress by creating an obstacle.
The tree that fell on the road was blocking the way for the cars.
To block or close up by an obstacle; to hinder or impede the progress or movement of.
The parked car was obstructing the entrance to the driveway.
Key Differences: obstructive vs blocking vs obstructing
- 1Obstructive and blocking are adjectives that describe something that is causing an obstruction or hindrance.
- 2Obstructing is a verb that describes the act of blocking or hindering the progress or movement of something.
Effective Usage of obstructive, blocking, obstructing
- 1Medical Terminology: Use nonobstructive to describe medical conditions where there is no blockage in the flow of fluids or air.
- 2Engineering: Use obstructive, blocking, and obstructing to describe physical barriers that prevent the flow of materials or energy.
- 3Daily Conversations: Use these antonyms to describe situations where something is preventing or impeding the flow of something else.
The antonyms of nonobstructive are obstructive, blocking, and obstructing. Use these words to describe situations where something is preventing or impeding the flow of something else, such as in medical conditions, engineering, or daily conversations.