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occlusive

[ uh-kloo-siv ]
/ əˈklu sɪv /
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adjective
occluding or tending to occlude.
Phonetics. characterized by or having occlusion.
noun Phonetics.
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.
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Origin of occlusive

1885–90; <Latin occlūs(us) (see occlusion) + -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM occlusive

oc·clu·sive·ness, nounnon·oc·clu·sive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for occlusive

occlusive
/ (əˈkluːsɪv) /

adjective
of or relating to the act of occlusion
noun
phonetics an occlusive speech sound

Derived forms of occlusive

occlusiveness, noun
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Medical definitions for occlusive

occlusive
[ ə-klōōzĭv ]

adj.
Occluding or tending to occlude.
Of or being a bandage or dressing that closes a wound and keeps it from the air.
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