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Noun: stoppage  stó-pij
  1. The state of inactivity following an interruption
    - arrest, check, halt, hitch, stay, stop
  2. An obstruction in a pipe or tube
    "we had to call a plumber to clear out the stoppage in the drainpipe";
    - blockage, block, closure, occlusion, stop
  3. The act of stopping something
    "his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood";
    - stop

Derived forms: stoppages

Type of: act, deed, human action, human activity, impediment, impedimenta, inaction, inactiveness, inactivity, obstructer, obstruction, obstructor

Encyclopedia: Stoppage