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Meaning of BOTTLENECK

Pronunciation:  'bâtl`nek

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a narrowing that reduces the flow through a channel
  2. [v]  become narrow, like a bottleneck; "Right by the bridge, the road bottlenecks"
  3. [v]  slow down or impede by creating an obstruction; "His laziness has bottlenecked our efforts to reform the system"
 

BOTTLENECK is a 10 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: constriction
 
 See Also: block, blockade, contract, embarrass, hinder, narrow, narrowing, obstruct, stymie, stymy

 

 

Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abbreviation, approach, astriction, astringency, asymptote, bar, barrier, blank wall, blind alley, blind gut, block, blockade, blockage, canal, catch, cecum, cervix, channel, choking, choking off, circumscription, clog, coarctation, collision course, compactedness, compaction, compression, compressure, concentralization, concentration, concourse, concurrence, condensation, confluence, conflux, congestion, congress, consolidation, constipation, constriction, constringency, contraction, contracture, convergence, converging, cordon, costiveness, crossing, cul-de-sac, curtailment, curtain, dead end, decrease, defile, determent, deterrent, difficulty, diminuendo, drawback, embolism, embolus, focalization, focus, funnel, gorge, hang-up, hazard, hitch, hourglass, hourglass figure, hub, hurdle, impasse, impediment, infarct, infarction, isthmus, jam, joker, knitting, meeting, mutual approach, narrow, narrow place, narrowing, narrowing gap, narrows, neck, objection, obstacle, obstipation, obstruction, obstructive, one small difficulty, pass, puckering, pursing, radius, reduction, rub, sealing off, shortening, snag, solidification, spokes, stop, stoppage, strait, stranglement, strangulation, striction, stricture, stumbling block, stumbling stone, systole, tangent, throat, wasp waist, wrinkling
 

 

 

 

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