Definition of Occlude

1. Verb. Block passage through. "Obstruct the path"

Definition of Occlude

1. v. t. To shut up; to close.

Definition of Occlude

1. Verb. To obstruct, cover, or otherwise block an opening. ¹

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Definition of Occlude

1. to close or stop up [v -CLUDED, -CLUDING, -CLUDES]

Medical Definition of Occlude

1. 1. To shut up; to close. 2. To take in and retain; to absorb; said especially with respect to gases; as iron, platinum, and palladium occlude large volumes of hydrogen. Origin: L. Occludere, occlusum; ob (see Ob-) + claudere to shut. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Occlude

occipitomental diameter
occipitomental projection
occipitopontine tract
occipitoposterior position
occipitotectal tract
occipitotemporal sulcus
occipitothalamic radiation
occipitotransverse position
occlude (current term)
occluded front
occluded fronts
occluded virus
occludens junction
occluding centric relation record
occluding frame
occluding ligature

Literary usage of Occlude

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1901)
"There was extensive atheroma of the right coronary artery, so as almost to occlude its 1 umen. The left coronary artery was patulous in its proximal portion ..."

2. Library of Universal Knowledge: A Reprint of the Last (1880) Edinburgh and (1880)
"... in the blood-current, and enter and occlude some of the cerebral arteries, causing softness of the brain, by cutting off the due supply of nourishment. ..."

3. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial ScienceChemistry (1900)
"With regard to the presence of oxygen in silver, Graham found that silver heated and allowed to cool in oxygen could occlude 0745 volume of oxygen, ..."

4. Transactions of the American Dental Association at Its ... Annual Session by American Dental Association (1885)
"they generally occlude in cutting. Indeed, the incisors and cuspids ... They do not occlude when they are at rest, and they do not occlude in mastication. ..."

5. Atlas and Epitome of Operative Ophthalmology by Otto Haab (1905)
"As soon as the point has penetrated the cornea, the shaft (between 1 and 2) should at once completely occlude the wound. For in the case of children it may ..."

6. Essentials of Orthodontia: With Especial Reference to Nomenclature by Van Broadus Dalton (1914)
"The evil is thus enhanced, for the first permanent molars being held further apart than normal, erupt until they occlude and become firmly locked, ..."

7. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1910)
"After the occlusion of the carotid it would be decided if in that case it were advisable to occlude the subclavian. Were I to conclude that it was advisable ..."

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