The act of preventing up the state to be blocked up
- the health of blocking or completing a passageway with an obstruction
- an obstruction in a pipe or tube
- the act of preventing
- The work of blocking up; hawaii of being blocked up.
1827, from block (v.) + -age.
(letter.) The work of blocking up; the state to be blocked up.
Stones in the gall-bladder should be removed by operation, as, if left, there is a great risk of their trying to escape with the bile into the intestine and thus causing a blockage of the common bile-duct, and perhaps a fatal leakage of bile into the peritoneum through a perforating ulcer of the duct.