obturation

noun
ob·​tu·​ra·​tion | \ ˌäb-tyə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce obturation (audio) , -tə-\

Definition of obturation

Other Words from obturation

obturate \ ˈäb-​tyə-​ˌrāt How to pronounce obturate (audio) , -​tə-​ \ transitive verb

First Known Use of obturation

1610, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for obturation

Latin obturation-, obturatio, from obturare to obstruct

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about obturation

Dictionary Entries near obturation

obtrusion

obtrusive

obtund

obturation

obturator

obturbinate

obtuse

Statistics for obturation

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for obturation

The first known use of obturation was in 1610

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for obturation

obturation

noun
ob·​tu·​ra·​tion | \ ˌäb-t(y)ə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce obturation (audio) \

Medical Definition of obturation

: obstruction of a bodily passage intestinal obturation

Comments on obturation

What made you want to look up obturation? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

not constant or steady

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Summer 2019 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a-bowl-of-peach-sorbet-with-cut-peaches-next-to-it
  • Which is a synonym of desideratum?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!