Definitions for: Obturate

[v] block passage through; "obstruct the path"

Webster (1913) Definition: Ob"tu*rate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Obturated; p. pr. &
vb. n. Obturating.] [L. obturatus; p.p. of obturare.]
To stop or close, as an opening; specif., (Ordnance), to stop
(a gun breech) so as to prevent the escape of gas in firing.

Synonyms: block, close up, impede, jam, obstruct, occlude

Antonyms: disengage, free

See Also: asphyxiate, back up, bar, barricade, barricado, block off, block out, block up, blockade, choke, choke off, clog, clog up, congest, dam, dam up, earth up, foul, hinder, land up, screen, suffocate, tie up

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