1. occluding or tending to occlude.
  2. Phonetics. characterized by or having occlusion.

noun Phonetics.

  1. 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.
  2. (not in technical use) any stop sound.


  1. of or relating to the act of occlusion


  1. phonetics an occlusive speech sound

adj.1867, from Latin occlus-, past participle stem of occludere (see occlude) + -ive. 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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