Definitions for occludeəˈklud
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(v.t.)to close, shut, or stop up (a passage, opening, etc.); block.
to shut in, out, or off.
(of certain metals and other solids) to incorporate (gases and other substances), as by absorption or adsorption.
(v.i.)to become occluded.
Category: Common Vocabulary
(of a tooth) to make contact with the surface of an opposing tooth when the jaws are closed.
to form an occluded front.
Origin of occlude:
1590–1600; < L occlūdere to close up
obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up(verb)
block passage through
"obstruct the path"
To obstruct, cover, or otherwise block an opening.