Origin of obstruentClassical Latin obstruens, present participle of obstruere, to block up: see obstruct
- An obstruent medicine or agent.
- Linguistics A sound, such as a stop, fricative, or affricate, that is produced with complete blockage or at least partial constriction of the airflow through the nose or mouth.
Origin of obstruentLatin obstruēns obstruent- present participle of obstruere to obstruct ; see obstruct .
(comparative more obstruent, superlative most obstruent)
- Causing obstruction; blocking up; hindering.
- an obstruent medicine