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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishobstructiveob‧struc‧tive /əbˈstrʌktɪv/ adjective  1 PREVENTtrying to prevent someone from doing something, by deliberately making it difficult for them an obstructive official obstructive tactics2 medical relating to a blocked tube, passage etc in the body obstructive symptoms
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obstructiveApparently he has a history of COADs - chronic obstructive airways disease.The socialists were accused of being obstructive and delaying the decision-making process.The pace of ideation is for the most part so great that a more formal procedure of idea-handling would be obstructive and pointless.Elevated alkaline phosphatase is associated with liver disease and with both obstructive jaundice and intrahepatic jaundice.But snoring loudly and habitually can be an indication of a potentially life-threatening breathing disturbance known as obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.The duration of obstructive symptoms varied widely with a range from a few weeks to several years.It was ludicrously swollen, unnecessarily big and wholly obstructive to anything that looked like a new idea.Local councillors can be quite obstructive to new ventures by farmers.Along with others, Gassendi obviously felt that this whole elaborate conceptual structure was obstructive to, rather than productive of, knowledge.
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