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occlusionn. [See Occlude.].
  •  The act of occluding, or the state of being occluded.  [1913 Webster]
    "Constriction and occlusion of the orifice."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The transient approximation of the edges of a natural opening; imperforation.  Dunglison.  [1913 Webster]
Occlusion of gases (Chem. & Physics), the phenomenon of absorbing gases, as exhibited by platinum, palladium, iron, or charcoal; thus, palladium absorbs, or occludes, nearly a thousand times its own volume of hydrogen, and in this case a chemical compound seems to be formed.


occlusion, n.
1 the act or process of occluding.
2 Meteorol. a phenomenon in which the cold front of a depression overtakes the warm front, causing upward displacement of warm air between them.
3 Dentistry the position of the teeth when the jaws are closed.
4 the blockage or closing of a hollow organ etc. (coronary occlusion).
5 Phonet. the momentary closure of the vocal passage.

occlusive adj.



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N closure, occlusion, blockade, shutting up, obstruction, embolus, contraction, infarction, constipation, obstipation, blind alley, blind corner, keddah, cul-de-sac, caecum, imperforation, imperviousness, impermeability, stopper, closed, shut, operculated, unopened, unpierced, imporous, caecal, closable, imperforate, impervious, impermeable, impenetrable, impassable, unpassable, invious, pathless, wayless, untrodden, untrod, unventilated, air tight, water tight, hermetically sealed, tight, snug.

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