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v. oc·clud·ed, oc·clud·ing, oc·cludes
1. To cause to become closed; obstruct: occlude an artery.
2. To prevent the passage of: occlude light; occlude the flow of blood.
3. Chemistry To absorb or adsorb and retain (a substance).
4. To force (air) upward from the earth's surface, as when a cold front overtakes and undercuts a warm front.
5. To bring together (the upper and lower teeth) in proper alignment for chewing.
To close so that the cusps fit together. Used of the teeth of the upper and lower jaws.

[Latin occlūdere : ob-, intensive pref.; see ob- + claudere, to close.]

oc·clud′ent adj.
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1. (tr) to block or stop up (a passage or opening); obstruct
2. (tr) to prevent the passage of
3. (Chemistry) (tr) chem (of a solid) to incorporate (a substance) by absorption or adsorption
4. (Physical Geography) meteorol to form or cause to form an occluded front
5. (Dentistry) dentistry to produce or cause to produce occlusion, as in chewing
[C16: from Latin occlūdere, from ob- (intensive) + claudere to close]
ocˈcludent adj
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v. -clud•ed, -clud•ing. v.t.
1. to close, shut, or stop up (a passage, opening, etc.); block.
2. to shut in, out, or off.
3. (of certain metals and other solids) to incorporate (gases and other substances), as by absorption or adsorption.
4. to become occluded.
5. (of a tooth) to make contact with the surface of an opposing tooth when the jaws are closed.
6. to form an occluded front.
[1590–1600; < Latin occlūdere to close up]
oc•clud′ent, adj.
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Past participle: occluded
Gerund: occluding

I occlude
you occlude
he/she/it occludes
we occlude
you occlude
they occlude
I occluded
you occluded
he/she/it occluded
we occluded
you occluded
they occluded
Present Continuous
I am occluding
you are occluding
he/she/it is occluding
we are occluding
you are occluding
they are occluding
Present Perfect
I have occluded
you have occluded
he/she/it has occluded
we have occluded
you have occluded
they have occluded
Past Continuous
I was occluding
you were occluding
he/she/it was occluding
we were occluding
you were occluding
they were occluding
Past Perfect
I had occluded
you had occluded
he/she/it had occluded
we had occluded
you had occluded
they had occluded
I will occlude
you will occlude
he/she/it will occlude
we will occlude
you will occlude
they will occlude
Future Perfect
I will have occluded
you will have occluded
he/she/it will have occluded
we will have occluded
you will have occluded
they will have occluded
Future Continuous
I will be occluding
you will be occluding
he/she/it will be occluding
we will be occluding
you will be occluding
they will be occluding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been occluding
you have been occluding
he/she/it has been occluding
we have been occluding
you have been occluding
they have been occluding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been occluding
you will have been occluding
he/she/it will have been occluding
we will have been occluding
you will have been occluding
they will have been occluding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been occluding
you had been occluding
he/she/it had been occluding
we had been occluding
you had been occluding
they had been occluding
I would occlude
you would occlude
he/she/it would occlude
we would occlude
you would occlude
they would occlude
Past Conditional
I would have occluded
you would have occluded
he/she/it would have occluded
we would have occluded
you would have occluded
they would have occluded
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.occlude - block passage throughocclude - block passage through; "obstruct the path"
block off, blockade - obstruct access to
barricado, barricade - block off with barricades
barricade - prevent access to by barricading; "The street where the President lives is always barricaded"
asphyxiate, suffocate, stifle, choke - impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of; "The foul air was slowly suffocating the children"
tie up - restrain from moving or operating normally; "Traffic is tied up for miles around the bridge where the accident occurred"
dam, dam up - obstruct with, or as if with, a dam; "dam the gorges of the Yangtse River"
block out, screen - prevent from entering; "block out the strong sunlight"
earth up, land up - block with earth, as after a landslide
barricade, block, block up, blockade, block off, bar, stop - render unsuitable for passage; "block the way"; "barricade the streets"; "stop the busy road"
clog, clog up, congest, choke off, foul, back up, choke - become or cause to become obstructed; "The leaves clog our drains in the Fall"; "The water pipe is backed up"
hinder, impede - be a hindrance or obstacle to; "She is impeding the progress of our project"
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[ɒˈkluːd] VTocluir
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vt (Anat, Med) pores, arteryverschließen, verstopfen, okkludieren (spec); (Chem) gasadsorbieren
vi (Dentistry) → eine normale Bissstellung haben
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To simulate vascular injury, a penrose drain was tightened around the base of each digit to occlude arterial flow.
(11) Given the limited drawbacks, developing a desirable biomaterials for DH becomes highly critical to not only efficiently occlude the exposed dentine tubules, but also remain effective in acidic environment.
The Sur-fex microcellular open-cell frothed coatings do not occlude airflow, reducing heat build-up and ensuring comfort, according to the company Sur-fex SF100 is soft to the touch, while maintaining flexibility, which provides greater functional benefits, including outstanding wash durability, enhanced coefficient of friction, thermoformability and no off-gassing, according to the company.
As the mesocyclone continued to occlude, the primary RFGF pushed east (Figures 9(a), 9(c), and 9(e)) and became detached from the circulation around 0105 UTC, or about 15 minutes after the occlusion process began.
Pathophysiological mechanisms of a branch vessel compromise associated with aortic dissection could be explained by the location where the expanding hematome causes narrowing of the affected vessel and the location where the dissection flap can partially occlude the ostium of an artery, affecting the blood flow inside the vessel (8).
These can be large enough to occlude nasal cavity, moist, slimy, rubbery or firm and can be white, pink or red in colour (Moulton, 1978).
Then after operation and 6 months, the compensated dilatation of the size of PCoA was found *To occlude only a proximal part of the lesion or the whole lesion.
A face recognition system can confront occluded faces in real world applications very due to use of accessories, such as scarf or sunglasses, hands on the face, the objects that persons carry, and external sources that partially occlude the camera view, samples of patially occluded face image from AR face database are shown in Fig.
The assistant then seats the (still soft) temporary crown and instructs the patient to occlude into it.