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oc•clu•sive



Pronunciation: (u-klOO'siv), [key]
adj.
1. occluding or tending to occlude.
2. Phonet.characterized by or having occlusion.

n. Phonet.
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.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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