|1.||military the interdiction of a nation's sea lines of communications, esp of an individual port by the use of sea power|
|2.||something that prevents access or progress|
|3.||med the inhibition of the effect of a hormone or a drug, a transport system, or the action of a nerve by a drug|
|4.||to impose a blockade on|
|5.||to obstruct the way to|
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blockade block·ade (blŏ-kād')
Intravenous injection of large amounts of colloidal dyes in which the reaction of the reticuloendothelial cells to other influences is temporarily prevented.
Arrest of nerve impulse transmission at autonomic synaptic junctions, autonomic receptor sites, or myoneural junctions through the action of a drug.