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[blok-ij] /ˈblɒk ɪdʒ/
an act of blocking.
the state of being blocked; an obstructed condition:
the blockage of the streets by heavy snows.
something that blocks; obstruction.
Origin of blockage
1870-75; block + -age Unabridged
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Examples from the web for blockage
  • The docs said stents wouldn't work due to complete blockage.
  • Inside, at each circular joint, there was a partial blockage of some white pithy matter.
  • Unless the new river blockage is breached, the area will probably turn into a large heated lake.
  • During the blockage, some missions decide to throw in the towel and go on hiatus.
  • They even did exploratory surgery to look for a blockage.
  • Sometimes you have a meal and there's blockage and you can't get the food down.
  • Blood pressure can skyrocket in less than a month due to a blockage.
  • It may be closed or covered by a thin film, causing a partial blockage.
  • Renal artery stenosis is a narrowing or blockage of the artery that supplies blood to the kidney.
  • Narrowing or blockage of your carotid arteries increases the risk that you may have a stroke.
British Dictionary definitions for blockage


the act of blocking or state of being blocked
an object causing an obstruction
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Word Origin and History for blockage

1827, from block (v.) + -age.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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