What does obturate mean?

Definitions for obturateˈɒb təˌreɪt, -tyə-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word obturate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up(verb)

    block passage through

    "obstruct the path"

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Obturate

    ob′tū-rāt, v.t. to close or stop up.—ns. Obturā′tion, the act of stopping up, esp. in gunnery, of a hole to prevent the escape of gas; Ob′tūrātor, that which stops or closes up, as a device of this kind in gunnery, &c.: in surgery, an artificial plate for closing an abnormal aperture or fissure, as with cleft palate, &c., or for distending an opening, as in lithotomy: any structure that shuts off a cavity or passage, esp. in anatomy, the membrane vessels, &c., closing the obturator foramen, or thyroid foramen, a large opening or fenestra in the anterior part of the hip-bone. [L. obturāre, -ātum, to stop up.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of obturate in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of obturate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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