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

  • adj. Occluding or tending to occlude.
  • n. Linguistics An oral or nasal stop.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. That tends to occlude.
  • n. A plosive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Closing; serving to close: as, an occlusive dressing for a wound.

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

  • adj. tending to occlude
  • n. a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it


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