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Adjective: clogging  kló-ging
  1. Preventing movement
    "the clogging crowds of revelers overflowing into the street";
    - hindering, impeding, obstructive
Verb: clog (clogged,clogging)  klóg
  1. Become or cause to become obstructed
    "The leaves clog our drains in the Fall";
    - choke off, clog up, back up, congest, choke, foul
  2. (dancing) dance a clog dance
  3. Impede the motion of, as with a chain or a burden
    "horses were clogged until they were tamed"
  4. Impede with a clog or as if with a clog
    "The market is being clogged by these operations";
    - constipate
  5. Coalesce or unite in a mass
    - clot
  6. Fill to excess so that function is impaired
    "Fear clogged her mind"; "The story was clogged with too many details";
    - overload

See also: preventative, preventive

Type of: block, close up, coalesce, constrain, cumber [archaic], dance, encumber, fill, fill up, impede, jam, make full, obstruct, obturate, occlude, restrain, slow, slow down, slow up, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe

Antonym: unclog

Encyclopedia: Clogging