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Noun stoppage has 3 senses
  1. arrest, check, halt, hitch, stay, stop, stoppage - the state of inactivity following an interruption; "the negotiations were in arrest"; "held them in check"; "during the halt he got some lunch"; "the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow"; "he spent the entire stop in his seat"
    --1 is a kind of inaction, inactivity, inactiveness
    --1 has particulars: countercheck; logjam
    Derived form: verb stop11
  2. blockage, block, closure, occlusion, stop, stoppage - an obstruction in a pipe or tube; "we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe"
    --2 is a kind of obstruction, obstructor, obstructer, impediment, impedimenta
    --2 has particulars:
     breechblock, breech closer; plug, stopper, stopple; vapor lock, vapour lock
  3. stop, stoppage - the act of stopping something; "the third baseman made some remarkable stops"; "his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood"
    --3 is a kind of act, human action, human activity
    --3 has particulars:
     standdown, stand-down; hemostasis, haemostasis, hemostasia, haemostasia
    Derived forms: verb stop2, verb stop5
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