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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.occluded - closed off; "an occluded artery"
obstructed - shut off to passage or view or hindered from action; "a partially obstructed passageway"; "an obstructed view"; "justice obstructed is not justice"
2.occluded - (of a substance) taken into and retained in another substance; "the sorbed oil mass"; "large volumes of occluded hydrogen in palladium"
combined - made or joined or united into one
References in classic literature ?
Long since, he thought; and then, casting his eye through the front glass, which had been recently occluded by the figure of the jarvey, he beheld the tree-tops of the rookery in Randolph Crescent.
Objective: To calculate the frequency and distribution of occluded coronary artery in patients with recent non-ST elevation myocardial infarction undergoing coronary angiography, and to compare major adverse cardiovascular events during hospitalisation with patients suffering from non-occluded coronary artery.
Objects that are heavily occluded are more difficult for a classification algorithm than unobstructed objects.
The stump of an occluded middle cerebral artery (MCA) is a rare but important aneurysm mimic.
Global feature of image shape can only describe the image shape which is wholly visible, therefore, only local feature is available for occluded objects in images.
One caveat about the use of these postures in singing training: even though from a theoretical standpoint it may be most beneficial to start with the most occluded postures and go towards those which are most "vowel-like," in the voice studio, one must often start with the postures most familiar to the student--which may only be the glides, stops, and nasals--and gradually move towards employing the more flow-resistant postures, such as the narrow straws.
Some patients had complications with their port system, including six with occluded in-dwelling catheters, five with occluded hepatic arteries, and three with port infection (J.
Computed tomography (CT) of the chest revealed the presence of a soft-tissue mass in the trachea and significant compromise of the tracheal lumen; almost 80% of the lumen surface was occluded (figure 1).
Although our experience is small, we are encouraged by the ability to successfully stent severely stenotic and even occluded pulmonary arteries and veins.
Alteplase is virtually certain to become the new standard of care for management of occluded central venous access catheters, Dr.
In its occluded illumination we can make out a shriveled tree, as stark as seaweed, and beside it a pale rock.