obturate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin obtūrō, obtūrāre.

Verb[edit]

obturate (third-person singular simple present obturates, present participle obturating, simple past and past participle obturated)

  1. To block up or obstruct.
    1. To stop up (a gun breech) so as to prevent the escape of gas when firing.

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Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

obtūrāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of obtūrātus