[uh-kloo-siv] /əˈklu sɪv/
or tending to .
Phonetics. characterized by or having .
a stop that is unreleased, as the p -sound in stop, or deviously released, as the k- sound in acme, acne, or action, the t- sound of catnip, the g- sound of pygmy or ugly.
(not in technical use) any stop sound.
of or relating to the act of occlusion
(phonetics) an occlusive speech sound
1867, from Latin occlus-, past participle stem of occludere (see occlude) + -ive.
occlusive oc·clu·sive (ə-klōō’sĭv, -zĭv)
- Occlusive dressing
occlusive dressing n. A dressing that seals a wound from air or bacteria.
- Occlusive ileus
occlusive ileus n. Complete mechanical blocking of the lumen of the intestine.
- Occlusive meningitis
occlusive meningitis n. Leptomeningitis causing occlusion of the spinal fluid pathways.
[uh-kuhlt, ok-uhlt] /əˈkʌlt, ˈɒk ʌlt/ adjective 1. of or relating to magic, astrology, or any system claiming use or knowledge of secret or supernatural powers or agencies. 2. beyond the range of ordinary knowledge or understanding; mysterious. 3. secret; disclosed or communicated only to the initiated. 4. hidden from view. 5. 6. Medicine/Medical. present in […]