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OCCLUDED

 Dictionary entry overview: What does occluded mean? 

OCCLUDED (adjective)
  The adjective OCCLUDED has 2 senses:

1. closed off
2. (of a substance) taken into and retained in another substance

  Familiarity information: OCCLUDED used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


OCCLUDED (adjective)


Sense 1occluded [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Closed off

Context example:

an occluded artery

Similar:

obstructed (shut off to passage or view or hindered from action)


Sense 2occluded [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of a substance) taken into and retained in another substance

Synonyms:

sorbed; occluded

Context examples:

the sorbed oil mass / large volumes of occluded hydrogen in palladium

Similar:

combined (made or joined or united into one)


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