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occlude
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

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Definition
the closing or blocking of something
The exact meaning of occlude can depend upon its context. For example:
  • "an occluded artery" — closed or blocked, so no blood can flow through it
  • "occluded teeth" — position when the jaw is closed
  • "an occluded front" — when warm air is separated/blocked from the ground after meeting a cold front
  • "an occluded graphic" — a graphic that cannot be seen because it is blocked by an image between it and the eye


In dentistry, malocclusion is the misalignment of teeth and jaws. (mal- being a common prefix for bad.)
  • On land, meridional, a bispherical moon, revealed in imperfect varying phases of lunation through the posterior interstice of the imperfectly occluded skirt of a carnose negligent perambulating female, a pillar of the cloud by day.
    Episode 17 -- Ithaca (86% in)

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