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Occlude   Listen
Occlude  v. t.  
To shut up; to close.
(Chem.) To take in and retain; to absorb; said especially with respect to gases; as, iron, platinum, and palladium occlude large volumes of hydrogen.

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"Occlude" Quotes from Famous Books

... may heal over temporarily, but usually open up again during the following winter. The presence of old splits is often indicated by a ridge of callous, the result of the cambium's effort to occlude the wound. Frost splits not only affect the value of lumber, but also afford an entrance into the living tree for disease ...
— The Mechanical Properties of Wood • Samuel J. Record

... Continued in this condition until December 25th (temperature having fallen to 100 deg.), when a string was discovered passed twice around the penis behind corona and tied, the long prepuce serving to conceal it from observation. While not sufficiently tight to occlude the urethral canal, still a firm, indurated band remained after the string was cut, and did not disappear ...
— History of Circumcision from the Earliest Times to the Present - Moral and Physical Reasons for its Performance • Peter Charles Remondino

Words linked to "Occlude" :   obturate, stop, occlusion, hinder, dam, tie up, back up, block up, impede, jam, clog, block, occlusive, obstruct, close up, choke, earth up, screen, choke off

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