occlusive

[uh-kloo-siv]
adjective
1.
occluding or tending to occlude.
2.
Phonetics. characterized by or having occlusion.
noun Phonetics.
3.
a stop that is unreleased, as the p -sound in stop, or deviously released, as the k- sound in acme, acne, or action, the t- sound of catnip, the g- sound of pygmy or ugly.
4.
(not in technical use) any stop sound.

Origin:
1885–90; < Latin occlūs(us) (see occlusion) + -ive

occlusiveness, noun
nonocclusive, adjective
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occlusive (əˈkluːsɪv)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to the act of occlusion
 
n
2.  phonetics an occlusive speech sound
 
occlusiveness
 
n

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occlusive
1888, from L. occlus-, pp. stem of occludere (see occlude).
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occlusive oc·clu·sive (ə-klōō'sĭv, -zĭv)
adj.

  1. Occluding or tending to occlude.

  2. Of or being a bandage or dressing that closes a wound and keeps it from the air.

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Pulmonary veno-occlusive disease is an extremely rare form of high blood pressure in the lung area.
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