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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)



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