oc·clude verb \ə-ˈklüd, ä-\
: to close up or block off : obstruct <a thrombus occluding a coronary artery>
: to bring (upper and lower teeth) into occlusion
: to take in and retain (a substance) in the interior rather than on an external surface : sorb <proteins in precipitating may occlude alcohol>
: to come into contact with cusps of the opposing teeth fitting together <his teeth do not occlude properly>
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