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blocking

Pronunciation: blok′ing

Definition:

  1. Obstructing; arresting passage, conduction, or transmission.
  2. In psychoanalysis, a sudden break in free association occurring when a painful subject or repressed complex is touched.
  3. Sudden cessation of thoughts and speech, which may indicate the presence of a severe thought disorder or a psychosis.
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