Definition of Occlusive

1. Noun. A consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it. "His stop consonants are too aspirated"

2. Adjective. Tending to occlude.
Derivative terms: Occlude
Partainyms: Occlusion

Definition of Occlusive

1. Adjective. That tends to occlude. ¹

2. Noun. (phonetics) A plosive. ¹

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Definition of Occlusive

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Occlusive

1. Serving to close; denoting a bandage or dressing that closes a wound and excludes it from the air. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Occlusive

occlusal rim
occlusal scheme
occlusal splints
occlusal surface
occlusal system
occlusal table
occlusal vertical dimension
occlusal wear
occlusion bodies
occlusion body
occlusion of pupil
occlusion rim
occlusive (current term)
occlusive dressing
occlusive dressings
occlusive ileus
occlusive meningitis
occulomotor nerve

Literary usage of Occlusive

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1. Phonetics of the New High German Language by Arwid Johannson (1906)
"in occlusive ',,,..,, . . In a similar manner in the groups bm, j)lml, eg in Obmann, and in the groups dn, fn, eg in Edna, Atna, the usual explosion of the ..."

2. Health Consequences of Smoking: Cardiovascular Disease: A Report of the by DIANE Publishing Company, C. Everett Koop, M.D. (1995)
"Most peripheral arterial occlusive disease is due to atherosclerosis, ... occlusive lesions of the origins of visceral arteries commonly involve the renal ..."

3. The Treatment of Wounds: Its Principles and Practice, General and Special by Lewis Stephen Pilcher (1883)
"... Wound-cleanliness — Immediate Antiseptic Occlusion—No Immediate Exploration—Classification—Statistics of Reyher—Non-occlusive Treatment—Enlargement, ..."

4. Ocular Therapeutics by Armand Darier (1903)
"... and occlusive dressing.—Arborescent keratitis.—Herpes corneae febrilis. — Zona. — Bullous keratitis. — Macular keratitis. ..."

5. Diabetes in America by Ronald Aubert (1996)
"An index of <0.9 is suggestive of occlusive LEAD, particularly if symptoms or clinical findings such as bruits or absent pulses are present. ..."

6. Studies from the Yale Psychological Laboratory by Yale University Psychological Laboratory, Edward Wheeler Scripture (1902)
"... the use of a new type for the sound [g], and because the letter g is in most European languages commonly associated with the occlusive. ..."

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