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English noun: occlusion

1. occlusion (state) closure or blockage (as of a blood vessel)


Broader (hypernym)attack


Narrower (hyponym)coronary occlusion, embolism, laryngospasm, thromboembolism, thrombosis

2. occlusion (phenomenon) (meteorology) a composite front when colder air surrounds a mass of warm air and forces it aloft


Synonymsoccluded front


Broader (hypernym)front


Domain categorymeteorology

3. occlusion (attribute) (dentistry) the normal spatial relation of the teeth when the jaws are closed


Broader (hypernym)position, spatial relation


Domain categorydental medicine, dentistry, odontology

4. occlusion (artifact) an obstruction in a pipe or tube


SamplesWe had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe.


Synonymsblock, blockage, closure, stop, stoppage


Broader (hypernym)impediment, impedimenta, obstructer, obstruction, obstructor


Narrower (hyponym)breech closer, breechblock, plug, stopper, stopple, vapor lock, vapour lock

5. occlusion (act) the act of blocking


Synonymsblockage, closure


Broader (hypernym)obstruction


Narrower (hyponym)implosion









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