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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 oc·clu·sion /əˈkluʒən/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 oc·clu·sion /əˈkluʒən/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Oc·clu·sion n.
 1. The act of occluding, or the state of being occluded.
    Constriction and occlusion of the orifice.   --Howell.
 2. Med. The transient approximation of the edges of a natural opening; imperforation.
 Occlusion of gases Chem. & Physics, the phenomenon of absorbing gases, as exhibited by platinum, palladium, iron, or charcoal; thus, palladium absorbs, or occludes, nearly a thousand times its own volume of hydrogen, and in this case a chemical compound seems to be formed.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: closure or blockage (as of a blood vessel)
      2: (meteorology) a composite front when colder air surrounds a
         mass of warm air and forces it aloft [syn: occluded front]
      3: (dentistry) the normal spatial relation of the teeth when
         the jaws are closed
      4: an obstruction in a pipe or tube; "we had to call a plumber
         to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe" [syn: blockage,
          block, closure, stop, stoppage]
      5: the act of blocking [syn: blockage, closure]