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.
(not in technical use) any stop sound.
- oc·clu·sive·ness, noun
- non·oc·clu·sive, adjective
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How to use occlusive in a sentence
In severe cases where medical attention is hours away, a completely occlusive tourniquet may be necessary to prevent death.
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An occlusive dressing of melted paraffin has also been employed.Manual of Surgery | Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
British Dictionary definitions for occlusive
of or relating to the act of occlusion
phonetics an occlusive speech sound
- occlusiveness, noun
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