Obturate



[ob-tuh-reyt, -tyuh-] /ˈɒb təˌreɪt, -tyə-/

verb (used with object), obturated, obturating.
1.
to stop up; close.
2.
Ordnance. to close (a hole or cavity) so as to prevent a flow of gas through it, especially the escape of explosive gas from a gun tube during firing.
/ˈɒbtjʊəˌreɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to stop up (an opening, esp the breech of a gun)

obturate ob·tu·rate (ŏb’tə-rāt’, -tyə-)
v. ob·tu·rat·ed, ob·tu·rat·ing, ob·tu·rates
To close or obstruct.
ob’tu·ra’tion n.

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