Definitions for: Occlude


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



Webster (1913) Definition: Oc*clude", v. t. [L. occludere, occlusum; ob (see
Ob-) + claudere to shut.]
1. To shut up; to close. --Sir T. Browne.

2. (Chem.) To take in and retain; to absorb; -- said
especially with respect to gases; as iron, platinum, and
palladium occlude large volumes of hydrogen.

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

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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