American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Occluding or tending to occlude.
- n. Linguistics An oral or nasal stop.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Closing; serving to close: as, an occlusive dressing for a wound.
- adj. tending to occlude
- n. a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
“A comedone is a blackhead or whitehead plugging up a pore, and you certainly don’t want anything that can contribute to those namely, occlusive ingredients such as mineral oil, lanolin, or petrolatum.”
“The most commonly used active agent in many skin care products, after water, is the occlusive substance petrolatum or petrolatum by-products!”
“It acts as an occlusive agent which prevents water from naturally leaving your body through your skin.”
“Nor do plastic sheets and other occlusive dressings.”
“The Lib Dems would be very proud of themselves and of their leader, but for two huge and occlusive clouds hanging on the horizon.”
“As an example in modern practice, it's only just becoming possible with imaging to tell the difference between an occlusive stroke, which you treat with a clot-dissolving agent, and a haeorrhagic stroke, which a clot-dissolving agent is likely to make worse.”
“For adults between 30 and 80 years old with occlusive vascular disease (proven heart blockages or symptoms), the benefits of statins are proven.”
“Application of the disc creates a occlusive chamber between the disc and the skin, making the chamber's conditions humid enough to hydrate and release the active ingredient, and to open the skin's pores to better absorb the active ingredient.”
“Instead, moisturize with a thick, occlusive cream or ointment twice a day.”
“Moisturizers use two types of hydrating ingredients: humectants, which attract water molecules to the skin, and emollients, which seal that moisture on top by forming an occlusive protective barrier.”
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