Blockage vs. blockade

blockage = state of being blocked

  • A blockage in a coronary artery
  • The pumps are prone to blockage
  • There is a blockage in the drain pipe.

blockade = the enclosing or surrounding of a place to keep goods or people from entering or leaving

  • The authorities blockaded roads in and out of the capital.
  • Striking lorry drivers agreed to lift their blockades of main roads.
  • The militant protesters blockaded the whole area around city hall.

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