Definition of "occlusive" []

  • Occluding or tending to occlude. (adjective)
  • Linguistics An oral or nasal stop. (noun)

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Use "occlusive" in a sentence
  • "A comedone is a blackhead or whitehead plugging up a pore, and you certainly don’t want anything that can contribute to those namely, occlusive ingredients such as mineral oil, lanolin, or petrolatum."
  • "The most commonly used active agent in many skin care products, after water, is the occlusive substance petrolatum or petrolatum by-products!"
  • "It acts as an occlusive agent which prevents water from naturally leaving your body through your skin."