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To close to a tight enough fit, as do the pieces of a puzzle, or a lid onto a jar or box. Needs for occlusion might include preventing light, air, liquids, or other things from passing through. Dentists are concerned that the teeth of the upper and lower jaw occlude when brought together. (pr. AHK-klood) Also see adhesives and join.
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