Antonyms of verb obstruct

1 of 3 senses of obstruct

Sense 2
obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up -- (block passage through; "obstruct the path")
       Antonym of free (Sense 7)
      => free, disengage -- (free or remove obstruction from; "free a path across the cluttered floor")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb obstruct

3 senses of obstruct

Sense 1
obstruct, blockade, block, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrass -- (hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; "His brother blocked him at every turn")
       => prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid -- (keep from happening or arising; make impossible; "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer"; "Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project")

Sense 2
obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up -- (block passage through; "obstruct the path")
       => impede, hinder -- (be a hindrance or obstacle to; "She is impeding the progress of our project")

Sense 3
obstruct, block -- (shut out from view or get in the way so as to hide from sight; "The thick curtain blocked the action on the stage"; "The trees obstruct my view of the mountains")
       => hide, conceal -- (prevent from being seen or discovered; "Muslim women hide their faces"; "hide the money")

Antonyms of adj obstructed

1 sense of obstructed

Sense 1
obstructed (vs. unobstructed) -- (shut off to passage or view or hindered from action; "a partially obstructed passageway"; "an obstructed view"; "justice obstructed is not justice")

unobstructed (vs. obstructed) -- (free from impediment or obstruction or hindrance; "an unobstructed view")
        => clear, open -- (affording free passage or view; "a clear view"; "a clear path to victory"; "open waters"; "the open countryside")
        => patent -- ((of a bodily tube or passageway) open; affording free passage; "patent ductus arteriosus")
        => unimpeded -- (not slowed or prevented; "a time of unimpeded growth"; "an unimpeded sweep of meadows and hills afforded a peaceful setting")
        => unclogged -- (freed of obstructions; "an unclogged drain")

Similarity of adj obstructed

1 sense of obstructed

Sense 1
obstructed (vs. unobstructed) -- (shut off to passage or view or hindered from action; "a partially obstructed passageway"; "an obstructed view"; "justice obstructed is not justice")
       => barricaded, barred, blockaded -- (preventing entry or exit or a course of action; "a barricaded street"; "barred doors"; "the blockaded harbor")
       => blocked, plugged -- (completely obstructed or closed off; "the storm was responsible for many blocked roads and bridges"; "the drain was plugged")
       => choked, clogged -- (stopped up; clogged up; "clogged pipes"; "clogged up freeways"; "streets choked with traffic")
       => deadlocked, stalemated -- (at a complete standstill because of opposition of two unrelenting forces or factions; "the chess game ended with white stalemated"; "the two factions are deadlocked over fringe benefits")
       => impeded -- (made difficult or slow; "we blamed our impeded progress on lack of money")
       => occluded -- (closed off; "an occluded artery")
       => stopped, stopped-up (prenominal), stopped up (predicate) -- ((of a nose) blocked; "a stopped (or stopped-up) nose")
       => stuffy -- (affected with a sensation of stoppage or obstruction; "a stuffy feeling in my chest")
       => thrombosed -- (affected with or obstructed by a clot of coagulated blood)
          Also See-> closed#1

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