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occlude

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Verb (transitive)
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oc=clude

CIDE DICTIONARY

occludev. t. [L. occludere, occlusum; ob (see Ob-) + claudere to shut.].
  •  To shut up; to close.  Sir T. Browne.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To take in and retain; to absorb; -- said especially with respect to gases; as, iron, platinum, and palladium occlude large volumes of hydrogen.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

occlude, v.tr.
1 stop up or close (pores or an orifice).
2 Chem. absorb and retain (gases or impurities).

Idiom
occluded front Meteorol. a front resulting from occlusion.
Etymology
L occludere occlus- (as OB-, claudere shut)

THESAURUS

occlude

bang, bar, barricade, batten, batten down, block, block up, blockade, bolt, button, button up, chock, choke, choke off, clap, clog, close, close off, close tight, close up, congest, constrict, contain, contract, cover, crowd, debar, dog, fasten, fold, fold up, jam, key, latch, lock, lock out, lock up, obstruct, pack, padlock, plug, plumb, seal, seal off, seal up, secure, shut, shut off, shut out, shut the door, shut tight, shut up, slam, snap, squeeze, squeeze shut, stifle, stop, stop up, stopper, strangle, strangulate, suffocate, zip up, zipper

ROGET THESAURUS

occlude

Closure

VB close, occlude, plug, block up, stop up, fill up, bung up, cork up, button up, stuff up, shut up, dam up, blockade, obstruct, bar, bolt, stop, seal, plumb, choke, throttle, ram down, dam, cram, trap, clinch, put to the door, shut the door.


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