Verb: occlude u'klood
Derived forms: occluding, occludes, occluded
1 : to close up or block off : OBSTRUCT a thrombus occluding a coronary artery
2 : to bring (upper and lower teeth) into occlusion
3 : to take in and retain (a substance) in the interior rather than on an external surface : SORB proteins in precipitating may occlude alcohol
1 : to come into contact with cusps of the opposing teeth fitting together his teeth do not occlude properly
2 : to become occluded
- lymphatics are occluded with fibrin.
- the tourniquet should occlude venous and lymphatic return.
- study of occluded cell corrosion of a3 steel in alkali nacl solution
- the weakest convective instability is at the occluded stages of cyclone
- this pulmonary thromboembolus is occluding the main pulmonary artery