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Definition of obstructive adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1trying to prevent someone or something from making progress Of course she can do it. She's just being deliberately obstructive. compare constructive
  2. 2[only before noun] (medical) connected with a passage, tube, etc. in your body that has become blocked obstructive lung disease
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: obstructive