[uh-klood] /əˈklud/

verb (used with object), occluded, occluding.
to close, shut, or stop up (a passage, opening, etc.).
to shut in, out, or off.
Physical Chemistry. (of certain metals and other solids) to incorporate (gases and other foreign substances), as by absorption or adsorption.
verb (used without object), occluded, occluding.
Dentistry. to shut or close, with the cusps of the opposing teeth of the upper and lower jaws fitting together.
Meteorology. to form an .
(transitive) to block or stop up (a passage or opening); obstruct
(transitive) to prevent the passage of
(transitive) (chem) (of a solid) to incorporate (a substance) by absorption or adsorption
(meteorol) to form or cause to form an occluded front
(dentistry) to produce or cause to produce occlusion, as in chewing

1590s, from Latin occludere (past participle occlusus) “shut up, close up,” from ob “against, up” (see ob-) + claudere “to shut, close” (see close (v.)). Of teeth, 1888 (also cf. occlusion). Related: Occluded; occluding.

occlude oc·clude (ə-klōōd’)
v. oc·clud·ed, oc·clud·ing, oc·cludes

oc·clud’ent adj.
To force air upward from the Earth’s surface, as when a cold front overtakes and undercuts a warm front.

(Or “shadow”) To make a variable inaccessible by declaring another with the same name within the scope of the first.


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