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verb oc·clude \ə-ˈklüd, ä-\

Medical Definition of occlude

occluded; occluding

  1. 1

  2. transitive verb

  3. :  to close up or block off :  obstruct <a thrombus occluding a coronary artery>

  4. 2:  to bring (upper and lower teeth) into occlusion

  5. 3:  to take in and retain (a substance) in the interior rather than on an external surface :  sorb <proteins in precipitating may occlude alcohol>

  6. 1

  7. intransitive verb

  8. :  to come into contact with cusps of the opposing teeth fitting together <his teeth do not occlude properly>

  9. 2:  to become occluded

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a division or portion of a pool or whole

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