occlude

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Borrowed from Latin occlūdere, from ob (before) and claudere (to shut).

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occlude (third-person singular simple present occludes, present participle occluding, simple past and past participle occluded)

  1. (transitive) To obstruct, cover, or otherwise block (an opening, a portion of an image, etc.).
    • 2020, Brandon Taylor, Real Life, Daunt Books Originals, page 301:
      His reflection is occluded by the mist on the mirror.
  2. (transitive) To absorb, as a gas by a metal.

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occlude

  1. third-person singular present indicative of occludere

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occlūde

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of occlūdō