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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of occlude.
  • adj. closed or obstructed
  • adj. (of air) forced upwards by colder, denser air

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

  • adj. (of a substance) taken into and retained in another substance
  • adj. closed off


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  • It ties into many of his teachings about our "occluded" state, I'd say.

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  • But soon after the well was capped, these voices got occluded by a national media that was quick to give BP an assist and declare that the oil had miraculously vanished.

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  • This is quite different from, say, an operation that is much more dangerous -- but easily justified by the obviously broken limb, plugged up gall bladder or occluded arteries.

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  • A cataract had occluded one of his eyes, turning it from brown to a milky color.

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  • His claim was, however, greeted with great scepticism, and the crystals were suggested to be inorganic salts with the enzyme adsorbed or occluded.

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  • Liese's true feelings remain occluded: human instinct tangles with animalistic SS guard training.

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  • Their first releases, Warsaw and Berlin, saw them embark on a turbulent psychic InterRail tour of central Europe, all rumbling bass and occluded vocals, knowing – like the directors of great suspense films – that what is suggested by the imagination is sometimes more horrifying than what is shown.

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  • The problem is that the contrast between Auden's self-acceptance and Britten's "occluded sexuality" in Auden's phrase is the emotional engine that drives "The Habit of Art," and Mr. Bennett has not made it dramatically compelling.

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