Definition of occlusion:
- A method of putting an end to debate and securing an immediate vote upon a measure before a legislative body. It is similar in effect to the previous question. It was first introduced into the British House of Commons in 1882. The French word cloture was originally applied to this proceeding.
- The act of occluding, or the state of being occluded.
- The transient approximation of the edges of a natural opening; imperforation.
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In the tertiary stage, a diffuse gummatous infiltration occurs, and is liable to be followed by ulceration, which spreads to the pharyngeal wall and soft palate, and, by causing cicatricial contraction and adhesions, may lead to narrowing or even complete occlusion of the communication between the pharynx and the naso- pharynx.- "Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition.", Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson.
Her face had taken upon itself that appalling and exasperating calmness of very good people who never get angry, but drive others to frenzy by the simple occlusion of an adamantine veil between their own feelings and their opponents'.- "The Argonauts of North Liberty", Bret Harte.