Occlude meaning

ə-klo͝od
Occlude is defined as to hide, block or close.

An example of occlude is hiding a gift for someone behind your back.

An example of occlude is shutting a window to keep a bee outside.

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To cause to become closed; obstruct.

Occlude an artery.

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To prevent the passage of.

Occlude light; occlude the flow of blood.

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To absorb or adsorb and retain (a substance).
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To force (air) upward from the earth's surface, as when a cold front overtakes and undercuts a warm front.
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To bring together (the upper and lower teeth) in proper alignment for chewing.
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To close so that the cusps fit together. Used of the teeth of the upper and lower jaws.
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To close, shut, or block (a passage)
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To prevent the passage of; shut in or out.
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To conceal, hide, or obscure.
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To retain or absorb (a gas, liquid, or solid)
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To meet with the cusps fitting close together.
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To cause to become closed; obstruct.
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To prevent the passage of.
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To bring together the upper and lower teeth in proper alignment for chewing.
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To enclose a virus, as in an inclusion body.
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To force air upward from the Earth's surface, as when a cold front overtakes and undercuts a warm front.
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To obstruct, cover, or otherwise block an opening.
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Origin of occlude

  • Latin occlūdere ob- intensive pref. ob– claudere to close

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition