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1888, in the meaning defined at sense 1
Latin occlusus, past participle of occludere
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25 May 2020
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“Occlusive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/occlusive. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.
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