Obturated
Obturate Ob"tu*rate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Obturated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Obturating}.] [L. obturatus; p.p. of obturare.] To stop or close, as an opening; specif., (Ordnance), to stop (a gun breech) so as to prevent the escape of gas in firing. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • obturated — ob·tu·rate || É‘btjÉ™reɪt / É’btjÊŠÉ™ v. seal; stop up; close; plug the opening in a firearm to prevent the escape of gas during firing (Weaponry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Obturate — Ob tu*rate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Obturated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Obturating}.] [L. obturatus; p.p. of obturare.] To stop or close, as an opening; specif., (Ordnance), to stop (a gun breech) so as to prevent the escape of gas in firing. [Webster 1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Obturating — Obturate Ob tu*rate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Obturated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Obturating}.] [L. obturatus; p.p. of obturare.] To stop or close, as an opening; specif., (Ordnance), to stop (a gun breech) so as to prevent the escape of gas in firing.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • obturate — obturation, n. obturator, n. /ob teuh rayt , tyeuh /, v.t., obturated, obturating. 1. to stop up; close. 2. Ordn. to close (a hole or cavity) so as to prevent a flow of gas through it, esp. the escape of explosive gas from a gun tube during… …   Universalium

  • obturation — ob·tu·ra·tion || É‘btjÉ™reɪʃn / É’btjÊŠÉ™ n. state of being obturated; quality of being sealed or stopped up …   English contemporary dictionary

  • obturations — ob·tu·ra·tion || É‘btjÉ™reɪʃn / É’btjÊŠÉ™ n. state of being obturated; quality of being sealed or stopped up …   English contemporary dictionary

  • obturate — /ˈɒbtʃəreɪt/ (say obchuhrayt) verb (t) (obturated, obturating) 1. to stop up; close. 2. Gunnery to seal (a gun breech) to prevent gas from escaping when the gun is fired. {Latin obtūrātus, past participle} –obturation /ɒbtʃəˈreɪʃən/ (say obchuh… …   Australian English dictionary

  • obturate — [äb′to͞o rāt΄, äb′tyo͞orāt΄] vt. obturated, obturating [< L obturatus, pp. of obturare, to stop up < ob (see OB ) + base akin to turgere, to swell: see TURGID] Rare to close (an opening); stop up; obstruct obturation n. obturator n …   English World dictionary

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