n, often attrib 1 : interruption of normal physiological function of a tissue or organ <respiratory due to carbon monoxide> : esp : HEART BLOCK 2 a : BLOCK ANESTHESIA b : NERVE BLOCK 1 3 : interruption of a train of thought by competing thoughts or psychological suppression
vt 1 : to prevent normal functioning of (a bodily element) < a nerve with novocaine> 2 : to obstruct the effect of <a carboxyl group ed by esterification> vi : to experience or exhibit psychological blocking or blockage block*er n
Similar sounding terms: bow·leg bulk
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