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Latin obstruēns

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obstruent (comparative more obstruent, superlative most obstruent)

  1. Causing obstruction; blocking up.
    Synonym: hindering
    an obstruent medicine

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obstruent (plural obstruents)

  1. (phonetics) A consonant sound formed by obstructing the airway, causing turbulence; a plosive, fricative, or affricate.
    Hypernym: consonant
    Hyponyms: plosive, fricative, affricate
    Coordinate term: continuant
    Antonym: sonorant
  2. (medicine) Anything that obstructs, especially in the passages of the body.

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