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Definition of Occlude

Occlude: 1 To close, obstruct, or prevent the passage. To occlude an artery is to occlude the flow of blood. 2 To bring together. To occlude the teeth is to align the upper and lower teeth, as for chewing.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013

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