Oc*clude" (?), v. t. [L. occludere, occlusum; ob (see Ob-) + claudere to shut.]


To shut up; to close.

Sir T. Browne.

2. Chem.

To take in and retain; to absorb; -- said especially with respect to gases; as iron, platinum, and palladium occlude large volumes of hydrogen.


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