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Dictionary definition for: Bottleneck

1. (n) a narrowing that reduces the flow through a channel

2. (v) slow down or impede by creating an obstruction; "His laziness has bottlenecked our efforts to reform the system"

3. (v) become narrow, like a bottleneck; "Right by the bridge, the road bottlenecks"

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