Meaning of occlude
Pronunciation: (u-kld'), [key]
— v., -clud•ed, -clud•ing.
- to close, shut, or stop up (a passage, opening, etc.).
- to shut in, out, or off.
- (of certain metals and other solids) to incorporate (gases and other foreign substances), as by absorption or adsorption.
- to shut or close, with the cusps of the opposing teeth of the upper and lower jaws fitting together.
- to form an occluded front.
- occlude (Thesaurus)