verb (used with object), oc·clud·ed, oc·clud·ing.
verb (used without object), oc·clud·ed, oc·clud·ing.
- occipitoposterior position,
- occipitotransverse position,
- occluded front,
- occlusal analysis,
- occlusal equilibration,
- occlusal force
Origin of occlude
Examples from the Web for occlude
The presence of old splits is often indicated by a ridge of callous, the result of the cambium's effort to occlude the wound.The Mechanical Properties of Wood|Samuel J. Record
In some instances pseudo-membrane is so massed in plugs as to occlude the cavity of the tube, as with obturators.
When the nitration is completed, screw up the clamps and so occlude the two pieces of pressure tubing.The Elements of Bacteriological Technique|John William Henry Eyre
In finely divided form it has the ability to absorb or occlude gases, especially oxygen and hydrogen.An Elementary Study of Chemistry|William McPherson
At the same time it may so compress the main tube as to occlude its calibre and prevent access of food to the stomach.
Word Origin for occlude
1590s, from Latin occludere (past participle occlusus) "shut up, close up," from ob "against, up" (see ob-) + claudere "to shut, close" (see close (v.)). Of teeth, 1888 (also cf. occlusion). Related: Occluded; occluding.