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Occluding or tending to occlude.
An oral or nasal stop.
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of or relating to the act of occlusion
(Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics an occlusive speech sound
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|Noun||1.||occlusive - a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it; "his stop consonants are too aspirated"|
obstruent - a consonant that is produced with a partial or complete blockage of the airflow from the lungs through the nose or mouth
implosion - the initial occluded phase of a stop consonant
plosion, explosion - the terminal forced release of pressure built up during the occlusive phase of a stop consonant
labial stop - a stop consonant that is produced with the lips
glottal catch, glottal plosive, glottal stop - a stop consonant articulated by releasing pressure at the glottis; as in the sudden onset of a vowel
|Adj.||1.||occlusive - tending to occlude|
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