V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. to block or stop up a passage; 2. to prevent the flow of something through a passage
Synonyms: block, cover, obstruct, clog, plug
Antonyms: open, unplug
Tips: Occlude comes from the Latin occludere, "to close up." When you occlude something, you prevent something else from getting in or through. Something that is occluded is obstructed. In dentistry, the word occlude means "to properly align the teeth." Think, filling in the gaps in your teeth.
My orthodontist said I would need to wear braces for two years in order to occlude my teeth. (properly align)
My dad suffered a heart attack because of an occluded artery that was diminishing blood flow. (blocked, obstructed) adjective
The tear duct in her eye was occluded and caused an infection. (blocked, obstructed) adjective
We had a leak in our roof, and I hoped the roofer would be able to occlude it. (plug, block)
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