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occlusion

noun oc·clu·sion \ə-ˈklü-zhən\

Definition of OCCLUSION

1
:  the act of occluding :  the state of being occluded: as
a :  the complete obstruction of the breath passage in the articulation of a speech sound
b :  the bringing of the opposing surfaces of the teeth of the two jaws into contact; also :  the relation between the surfaces when in contact
c :  the inclusion or sorption of gas trapped during solidification of a material
2
:  the front formed by a cold front overtaking a warm front and lifting the warm air above the earth's surface

Origin of OCCLUSION

Latin occludere
First Known Use: circa 1645

Other Climate/Meteorology Terms

monsoon, ozone, rime, squall, zephyr
Medical Dictionary

occlusion

noun oc·clu·sion \ə-ˈklü-zhən\

Medical Definition of OCCLUSION

1
:  the act of occluding or the state of being occluded :  a shutting off or obstruction of something <a coronary occlusion>; especially :  a blocking of the central passage of one reflex by the passage of another
2
a :  the bringing of the opposing surfaces of the teeth of the two jaws into contact; also :  the relation between the surfaces when in contact b :  the transient approximation of the edges of a natural opening <occlusion of the eyelids>
3
:  sorption; especially :  sorption of gases

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