Adjective "occluded" definition and examples

(Occluded may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


Stop, close up, or obstruct (an opening, orifice, or passage)
  1. 'The left middle cerebral artery was almost completely occluded by fungal emboli.'
  2. 'The size of the catheter should be small enough so as not to occlude the artificial airway totally, thus avoiding excessive negative pressure.'
  3. 'In ACS, the unstable plaque ruptures, thromboses, and occludes the artery, causing angina.'
  4. 'In their study, Morgan and coworkers occluded the contralateral nostril, and the patients therefore performed a ‘gasp’ rather than a sniff.'
  5. 'Devices for occluding the urethra include urethral plugs and, more recently, expandable urethral devices.'
  6. 'However, these side chains do not fully occlude the pore but rather appear to form a hydrophobic barrier to ion permeation.'
  7. 'Fibroid embolisation - both uterine arteries are occluded using a transfemoral approach.'
  8. 'Margaret's left internal carotid artery was completely occluded at its origin.'
  9. 'An ascending dissection occasionally can occlude the ostium of a coronary artery and lead to myocardial infarction.'
  10. 'In earlier models of the closed nAChR channel, pore-facing side chains of leucines of the Equatorial ring almost occlude the pore.'
  11. 'they were occluding the waterfront with a wall of buildings'
  12. 'He uses the finding of Wiesel and Hubel, that kittens reared with one eye occluded do not have binocular cells in the visual cortex, to support the converse of Hebb's postulate.'
(of a tooth) come into contact with another tooth in the opposite jaw.
  1. 'The protocone and, if present, the hypocone of the upper molar occlude directly with this surface.'
  2. 'The peglike first upper molar does not occlude with any tooth of the lower jaw, so it serves no clear function.'
  3. 'The clear implication is that, at least in Idiognathodus, the teeth occluded in a regular and precise way.'
  4. 'It consists of a pair of mandibular tooth plates that occludes with two pairs of plates above.'
(of a solid) absorb and retain (a gas or impurity)
  1. 'If the pore in the closed channel is occluded sterically, such a molecule should be unable to reach substituted cysteines below the gate.'
  2. 'Moreover, once bound to a target protein, the scaffold could occlude the binding of other molecules that normally interact with the protein.'
  3. 'The core of the earth - 2150 miles in radius - is thought to be largely composed of iron with about 10 percent occluded hydrogen.'

More definitions

1. to close, shut, or stop up (a passage, opening, etc.).

2. to shut in, out, or off.

3. Physical Chemistry. (of certain metals and other solids) to incorporate (gases and other foreign substances), as by absorption or adsorption. verb (used without object), occluded, occluding.

4. Dentistry. to shut or close, with the cusps of the opposing teeth of the upper and lower jaws fitting together.

5. Meteorology. to form an occluded front.|-

More examples(as adjective)

"vessels can be occluded of cases."

"arteries can be occluded."

"vessels can be occluded."

"windows can be occluded."

"trees can be occluded."

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(occlude)Late 16th century: from Latin occludere ‘shut up’.