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From Latin intercludere, interclusum; inter (between) + claudere (to shut). See close.


interclude (third-person singular simple present intercludes, present participle intercluding, simple past and past participle intercluded)

  1. (transitive) To shut off or cut off from a place or course, by something intervening; to intercept; to interrupt.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Mitford to this entry?)
    • Boyle
      So all passage of external air into the receiver may be intercluded.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for interclude in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)