HyperDic: obturate

English > 1 sense of the word obturate:
VERBcontactobturate, obstruct, impede, occlude, jam, block, close upblock passage through
English > obturate: 1 sense > verb 1, contact
MeaningBlock passage through.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsobstruct, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up
Narrowerbarricade, barricadoblock off with barricades
barricadeprevent access to by barricading
barricade, block, blockade, stop, block off, block up, barRender unsuitable for passage
blockade, block offobstruct access to
clog, choke off, clog up, back up, congest, choke, foulBecome or cause to become obstructed
dam, dam upobstruct with, or as if with, a dam
land up, earth upBlock with earth, as after a landslide
screen, block outprevent from entering
suffocate, stifle, asphyxiate, chokeimpair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of
tie upRestrain from moving or operating normally
Broaderimpede, hinderBe a hindrance or obstacle to
Oppositefree, disengageFree or remove obstruction from
Spanishbloquear, entorpecer, estorbar, obstaculizar, obstruir, ocluir
Catalanblocar, obstruir
Nounsobturatora prosthesis used to close an opening (as to close an opening of the hard palate in cases of cleft palate)

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