Today’s Parola del Giorno is the adjective, otturato, which can mean blocked or clogged. See the adjective used below in its context:

La pioggia dell’altro giorno ha causato molti problemi in tutta la regione. La città era allagata e i tombini delle strade erano otturati per la pioggia caduta durante la notte

The rain the other day caused many problems throughout the region. The city was flooded, and sewer drains were blocked from the rain that fell during the night.


News & Notes:

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