from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To close or obstruct.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To stop or close, as an opening
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To occlude, stop, or shut; effect obturation in.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. block passage through
Latin obtūrāre, obtūrāt-; see teuə- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
When the bullet is fired, it expands and fills the obturate (drilled hole in the barrel core material) more evenly.
On the other far-away, if your target is to be an artist, there is nothing obturate ignore to attending craft school.