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obstruent

Pronunciation: ob'stru-ent

Definition:

  1. Rarely used term for obstructing or clogging.
  2. Rarely used term for an agent that obstructs or prevents a normal discharge, especially a discharge from the bowels.

[L. obstruo, to build against, obstruct]

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