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Pronunciation:  'bâtl`nek

WordNet Dictionary
  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
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