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Daemon
Posted: Friday, January 16, 2015 12:00:00 AM
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occlude

(verb) To cause to become closed.

Synonyms: obturate, impede, obstruct, jam, block

Usage: The excess inventory had occluded the exit, and was deemed a hazard by the safety inspector.
Mehrdad77
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Latin occludere from ob + claudere = shut , close
Mehrdad77
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A thrombus occluding a coronary artery
walirlan
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transitive verb

1: to shut or stop up so as to prevent the passage of something : close, obstruct

<a thrombus occluding a coronary artery>

<an occluded bronchus>

<sank ships to occlude the harbor>

2: to bar the passage of : shut in or out

<concern with the mechanics of pronunciation occludes comprehension of the author's ideas — A. S. Artley>

<the dandy's world is friendly, formal, and heartless, occluding the imagination — Cyril Connolly>

3: to bring (upper and lower teeth) into occlusal relations

4: to take in and retain (a substance) in the interior rather than on an external surface : sorb

<proteins in precipitating may occlude alcohol> — used especially of metals sorbing gases

<palladium occludes large volumes of hydrogen>

5: to cut off from contact with the surface of the earth and force aloft by the convergence of a cold front upon a warm front

<an occluded cyclone>

<occluded warm air>

<an occluded low>

intransitive verb

1: to close with the cusps fitting together

<his teeth do not occlude properly>

2: to become cut off from contact with the earth's surface

<the cyclone occludes and is left behind by the storm below — T. M. Longstreet>

Origin of OCCLUDE

Latin occludere, from ob- + claudere to shut, close — more at close

First Known Use: 1581 (transitive sense 1)

Related to OCCLUDE

Synonyms:

block, choke, clot, congest, dam, gum (up), jam, obstruct, clog, plug (up), stop (up), stuff

Antonyms:

clear, free, open (up), unblock, unclog, unplug, unstop

Related Words:

bung, cork, spile, stopper, stopple; fill, gridlock, pack; fur, silt; flood, glut, inundate, overwhelm, swamp

Near Antonyms:

excavate, hollow (out), scoop (out); empty, lighten
striker
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my mover came to deliver to cabinet but were block by the flooring crew
Dr WWWW
Posted: Friday, January 16, 2015 11:45:31 AM

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"I'm occluding a hole where the rain gets in and keeps my mind from wandering"

A lyric that didn't make it.
Barnacle Barney Bill
Posted: Friday, January 16, 2015 7:33:26 PM

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I'm fixing a hole where the rain gets in
And stops my mind from wandering
Where it will go
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 1967
http://http://www.lyrics007.com/The%20Beatles%20Lyrics/Fixing%20a%20Hole%20Lyrics.html
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The occlusion of coronary artery can reopen after inserting a stent.
Irma Crespo
Posted: Saturday, January 17, 2015 6:50:52 PM

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ROGET´S INTERNATIONAL THESAURUS Occlude.- 265. CLOSURE NOUNS 1. closure, closing, shutting, occlusion,; shutdown; blocade. The sesión occluded.
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