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Definition 1: the act of blocking - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for occlusion in the sense of this definition

(occlusion is a kind of ...) the act of obstructing

"obstruction of justice"

(... is a kind of occlusion ) the initial occluded phase of a stop consonant

Definition 2: an obstruction in a pipe or tube - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where occlusion or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe

Synonyms for occlusion in the sense of this definition

(occlusion is a kind of ...) any structure that makes progress difficult

(... is a kind of occlusion ) a metal block in breech-loading firearms that is withdrawn to insert a cartridge and replaced to close the breech before firing

(... is a kind of occlusion ) blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly

(... is a kind of occlusion ) a stoppage in a pipeline caused by gas bubbles (especially a stoppage that develops in hot weather in an internal-combustion engine when fuel in the gas line boils and forms bubbles that block the flow of gasoline to the carburetor)

Definition 3: (dentistry) the normal spatial relation of the teeth when the jaws are closed - [noun denoting attribute]

(occlusion is a kind of ...) the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated

"the position of the hands on the clock" "he specified the spatial relations of every piece of furniture on the stage"

(occlusion belongs to category ...) the branch of medicine dealing with the anatomy and development and diseases of the teeth

Definition 4: (meteorology) a composite front when colder air surrounds a mass of warm air and forces it aloft - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Synonyms for occlusion in the sense of this definition

(occlusion is a kind of ...) (meteorology) the atmospheric phenomenon created at the boundary between two different air masses

(occlusion belongs to category ...) the earth science dealing with phenomena of the atmosphere (especially weather)

Definition 5: closure or blockage (as of a blood vessel) - [noun denoting state]

(occlusion is a kind of ...) a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition

"an attack of diarrhea"

(... is a kind of occlusion ) a closure of the larynx that blocks the passage of air to the lungs

(... is a kind of occlusion ) occlusion of a blood vessel by an embolus (a loose clot or air bubble or other particle)

(... is a kind of occlusion ) occlusion of a blood vessel by an embolus that has broken away from a thrombus

(... is a kind of occlusion ) the formation or presence of a thrombus (a clot of coagulated blood attached at the site of its formation) in a blood vessel

(... is a kind of occlusion ) occlusion of a coronary artery caused either by progressive atherosclerosis or by a blood clot

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