HyperDic: occlusion

English > 5 senses of the word occlusion:
NOUNstateocclusionclosure or blockage (as of a blood vessel)
phenomenonocclusion, occluded front(meteorology) a composite front when colder air surrounds a mass of warm air and forces it aloft
attributeocclusion(dentistry) the normal spatial relation of the teeth when the jaws are closed
artifactocclusion, blockage, block, closure, stop, stoppagean obstruction in a pipe or tube
actocclusion, blockage, closurethe act of blocking
occlusion > pronunciation
Soundsahkluw'zhahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > occlusion: 5 senses > noun 1, state
Meaningclosure or blockage (as of a blood vessel).
Narrowercoronary occlusionocclusion of a coronary artery caused either by progressive atherosclerosis or by a blood clot
embolismocclusion of a blood vessel by an embolus (a loose clot or air bubble or other particle)
laryngospasmA closure of the larynx that blocks the passage of air to the lungs
thromboembolismocclusion of a blood vessel by an embolus that has broken away from a thrombus
thrombosisThe formation or presence of a thrombus (a clot of coagulated blood attached at the site of its formation) in a blood vessel
BroaderattackA sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition
Spanishoclusión
Adjectivesocclusivetending to occlude
English > occlusion: 5 senses > noun 2, phenomenon
Meaning(meteorology) a composite front when colder air surrounds a mass of warm air and forces it aloft.
Synonymoccluded front
CategorymeteorologyThe earth science dealing with phenomena of the atmosphere (especially weather)
Broaderfront(meteorology) the atmospheric phenomenon created at the boundary between two different air masses
Spanishoclusión
Catalanfront oclús
English > occlusion: 5 senses > noun 3, attribute
Meaning(dentistry) the normal spatial relation of the teeth when the jaws are closed.
Categorydentistry, dental medicine, odontologyThe branch of medicine dealing with the anatomy and development and diseases of the teeth
Broaderposition, spatial relationThe spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated
English > occlusion: 5 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningAn obstruction in a pipe or tube.
Synonymsblockage, block, closure, stop, stoppage
Narrowerbreechblock, breech closerA metal block in breech-loading firearms that is withdrawn to insert a cartridge and replaced to close the breech before firing
plug, stopper, stoppleBlockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly
vapor lock, vapour lockA 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)
Broaderobstruction, obstructor, obstructer, impediment, impedimentaAny structure that makes progress difficult
Spanishbloque, bloqueo, cierre, detención, obstrucción, oclusión, parada
Catalandestorb, obstacle
English > occlusion: 5 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningThe act of blocking.
Synonymsblockage, closure
NarrowerimplosionThe initial occluded phase of a stop consonant
BroaderobstructionThe act of obstructing / obstructing
Spanishoclusión
Catalanoclusió
Verbsoccludeblock passage through

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