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Meaning of OCCLUDE

Pronunciation:  u'klood

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

OCCLUDE is a 7 letter word that starts with O.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

Computing Dictionary

(Or "shadow") To make a variable inaccessible by declaring another with the same name within the scope of the first.

Thesaurus Terms
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