stru-, struct-, -structure, -struction, -structive
(Latin: to build, to build up; to pile; to construct; to place together, to arrange)
2. The act of causing a delay or an attempt to cause a delay in the conduct of business; especially, in a legislative body.
3. An act of blocking or hindering someone or something: "There must be an obstruction in the drainpipe because the water will not go out of the tub."
2. Trying to stop people from doing something by causing problems for them.
3. Hindering or preventing the progress of something.
2. A person who causes a serious delay in some action or a progress: "The man standing in front of us was an obstructor of our view of the parade."
It applies to an excessive degree of damage up to and including situations that are way beyond further use or impossible to repair.
2. To change a system or an organization completely, so it works more effectively or in a different way: "The committee was given the responsibility of reconstructing the city's public transport system."
If anyone reconstructs anything which has happened in the past, he or she will have to combine a lot of small pieces of information to get a complete concept of what happened: "The police have been trying to reconstruct the crime by using the testimony of many witnesses."
2. Putting a country back into a good condition after a war.
3. A situation in which someone tries to form an idea about something that happened previously by connecting pieces of information.
4. A copy of something that existed in the past; such as, an accurate historical reconstruction of a period or event from the past.
5. Surgery that a doctor does to repair a part of the body that has been damaged or is not shaped normally.
6. Reconstruction Period, a title for the period of U.S. history from 1865 through 1877, during which the states that had seceded during the Civil War were reorganized under federal control and later restored to the Union.
At the end of the Civil War, the defeated South was a ruined land. The physical destruction caused by the invading Union forces was enormous, and the old social and economic order founded on slavery had collapsed completely, with nothing to replace it.
The eleven Confederate states had to be restored to their positions in the Union again and provided with appropriate governments, and the role of the emancipated slaves in Southern society had to be clearly stated or defined.
Motto of Lincoln College, Canterbury, New Zealand.
"He was a rock star who self-destructed on drugs."