Definition of occlude
2 : sorb Palladium occludes large volumes of hydrogen.
1 : to come into contact with cusps of the opposing teeth fitting together His teeth do not occlude properly.
2 : to become occluded
Examples of occlude in a sentence
a blood clot had occluded a major artery in his body
Origin and Etymology of occlude
Latin occludere, from ob- in the way + claudere to shut, close — more at close
First Known Use: 1581
Medical Definition of occlude
transitive verb: 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
intransitive verb: to come into contact with cusps of the opposing teeth fitting together his teeth do not occlude properly
2: to become occluded
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