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Meaning of OBTURATE

Pronunciation:  'âbtu`reyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  block passage through; "obstruct the path"
 

OBTURATE is a 8 letter word that starts with O.

 

 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

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 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.

 

 

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