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Meaning of OBSTRUENT

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ob"stru*ent\, a. [L. obstruens, p. pr. of obstruere.
    See {Obstruct}.]
    Causing obstruction; blocking up; hindering; as, an obstruent
    medicine. --Johnson.
    
    
  2. \Ob"stru*ent\, n.
    Anything that obstructs or closes a passage; esp., that which
    obstructs natural passages in the body; as, a medicine which
    acts as an obstruent.
    
    
 

 

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