Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To close or obstruct.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To occlude, stop, or shut; effect obturation in.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb (Ordnance) To stop or close, as an opening

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb block passage through

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin obtūrāre, obtūrāt-; see teuə- in Indo-European roots.]

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