• WordNet 3.6
    • v occlude block passage through "obstruct the path"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Occlude To shut up; to close.
    • Occlude (Chem) To take in and retain; to absorb; -- said especially with respect to gases; as, iron, platinum, and palladium occlude large volumes of hydrogen.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • occlude To shut up; close.
    • occlude In physics and chem., to absorb: specifically applied to the absorption of a gas by a metal, such as iron, platinum, or palladium. particularly at a high temperature. Thus, palladium heated to redness and cooled in a current of hydrogen absorbs or occludes over 900 times its volume of the gas. By this means the physical properties of the metal are changed, and the occluded hydrogen is regarded as existing in a solid form as a quasi-metal, called hydrogenium, the specific heat, specific gravity, and electrical conductivity of which have been approximately determined. Probably a part of the gas forms also a definite chemical compound with the metal. Occluded gases also occur in meteorites. Thus, the Arva meteoric iron yielded (Wright) 47 volumes of the mixed gases carbon dioxid, carbon monoxid, hydrogen, and nitrogen.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Occlude o-klōōd′ to absorb, as a gas by a metal
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. occludere, occlusum,; ob,see Ob-) + claudere, to shut
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. occludĕre,—ob, before, claudĕre, to shut.


In literature:

And in the middle was the brown coffin end, tilting on men's shoulders and half occluded by the vicar's Oxford hood.
"Tono Bungay" by H. G. Wells
Lusk mentions a case of pregnancy with fibrocystic tumor of the uterus occluding the cervix.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
The negative plate consists almost entirely of spongy lead, and the hydrogen is mechanically occluded in that spongy lead.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 620, November 19,1887" by Various
In finely divided form it has the ability to absorb or occlude gases, especially oxygen and hydrogen.
"An Elementary Study of Chemistry" by William McPherson
The rocket noise was gone as the mind reached for it, like an occluded thought.
"Breaking Point" by James E. Gunn
Atrium: a chamber just within the spiracle and before the occluding structure to the trachea.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
He stared at his face in the bar mirror for a few seconds, and ordered a bourbon and soda when a bartender came over and occluded the image.
"Out Like a Light" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Forms a membrane that occludes air passages.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
A wisp of hair occluded one eye.
"Tales of Space and Time" by Herbert George Wells
When the nitration is completed, screw up the clamps and so occlude the two pieces of pressure tubing.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre

In news:

Penalisation is an unpleasant neologism, used for defining methods of treating amblyopia that selectively fog the image of the sound normal eye instead of occluding that eye.
They are most likely occluded gas bubbles.
He was assumed to have ceruminous accumulation, such that his ear canal was occluded with black wax.
The Freudians are still on his case even though Dr Freud and his followers are themselves somewhat occluded these days.
Comment on "Impact of National Clinical Guideline Recommendations for Revascularization of Persistently Occluded Infarct-Related Arteries on Clinical Practice in the United States".
What is an occluded front.
Meteorologist Arielle Nixon answers a question from a viewer about occluded front s.
What is an occluded front .
FDA Approves GORE® Septal Occluder for Use in Gore REDUCE Clinical Study.
FDA Approves Gore Septal Occluder for Use in Gore REDUCE Clinical Study.
AGA Medical Wins Occluder Patent Validity Case Against Occlutech.
Watchman LAA Occluder Reduced Stroke Risk by 75 Percent in ASAP Study.
Avinger's Ocelot System use optical coherenace tomography (OCT) to better navigate occluded peripheral vessels.
The front (cold, occluded, stationary, or warm) can all lead to instability , which often leads to precipitation events (and potentially severe weather).
Iranian government structure, international political rhetoric occlude reform's most viable prospect.

In science:

However, ribosomes typically occlude ∼ 10 codons, so that it takes ∼ 10 microscopic steps for the ribosome to move the distance of its own size [Lakatos & Chou 2003, Shaw et al. 2003].
Ribosome recycling, diffusion, and mRNA loop formation in translational regulation
However, ribosomes are large and occlude ∼ 10 codons so that they move one particle diameter only after about q = 10 steps (amino acid transfers).
Ribosome recycling, diffusion, and mRNA loop formation in translational regulation
For occluders, we show that the light field transform is simply based on a convolution followed by a multiplication operation.
Augmenting Light Field to model Wave Optics effects
We derive new LF propagation (for free –space) & transformation (for occluders) equations that are as powerful as traditional wave –optics techniques.
Augmenting Light Field to model Wave Optics effects
Shield fields were introduced to analyze attenuation of rays through occluders .
Augmenting Light Field to model Wave Optics effects