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  Definition of occlusion
  1. the act of blocking
  2. an obstruction in a pipe or tube; "we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe"
  3. (dentistry) the normal spatial relation of the teeth when the jaws are closed
  4. (meteorology) a composite front when colder air surrounds a mass of warm air and forces it aloft
  5. closure or blockage (as of a blood vessel)
Similar Words: blockage, closure, block, stop, stoppage, occluded front

 

Hyponyms: implosion, breechblock, breech closer, plug, stopper, stopple, vapor lock, vapour lock, laryngospasm, embolism, thromboembolism, thrombosis, coronary occlusion

 

Derivational Morphology: obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up, close, fill up, shut, stop, halt, kibosh, blockade, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrass, barricade, block off, block up, bar, parry, deflect, stuff, lug, choke up

 

Anagrams: inclusion, collusion

 

 
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