obturation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin obturare to stop up: compare French obturation.

Noun[edit]

obturation (uncountable)

  1. The act of stopping up, or closing, an opening.
    • Bishop Hall
      Deaf by an outward obturation.
  2. (firearms) The process of a bullet expanding under pressure to fit the bore of the firearm, or a cartridge case expanding under pressure to seal the chamber.

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

obturation f (plural obturations)

  1. sealing; closing up
  2. blockage

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