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block·ade

blockade

 
pronunciation:
bla keId
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: the shutting off of traffic into and out of a place. Military forces do this to seaports or cities during wars.
synonyms:
besiegement, siege
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: blockades, blockading, blockaded
definition: to shut off with a blockade.
synonyms:
barricade, besiege
similar words:
block, obstruct
derivation: blockader (n.)
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