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occlusive

[uh-kloo-siv] /əˈklu sɪv/
adjective
1.
occluding or tending to occlude.
2.
Phonetics. characterized by or having occlusion.
noun, Phonetics.
3.
a stop that is unreleased, as the p -sound in stop, or deviously released, as the k- sound in acme, acne, or action, the t- sound of catnip, the g- sound of pygmy or ugly.
4.
(not in technical use) any stop sound.
Origin of occlusive
1885-1890
1885-90; < Latin occlūs(us) (see occlusion) + -ive
Related forms
occlusiveness, noun
nonocclusive, adjective
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  • An occlusive dressing of melted paraffin has also been employed.

    Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
  • But these articles are not so clean or effective as the occlusive rubber pessary.

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British Dictionary definitions for occlusive

occlusive

/əˈkluːsɪv/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the act of occlusion
noun
2.
(phonetics) an occlusive speech sound
Derived Forms
occlusiveness, noun
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Word Origin and History for occlusive
adj.

1867, from Latin occlus-, past participle stem of occludere (see occlude) + -ive.

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occlusive in Medicine

occlusive oc·clu·sive (ə-klōō'sĭv, -zĭv)
adj.

  1. Occluding or tending to occlude.

  2. Of or being a bandage or dressing that closes a wound and keeps it from the air.

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