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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Occlusion of a blood vessel by a loose clot or air bubble or other particle; An insertion into a calendar.

Usage examples (38)
  • The backup diver was no doubt instructed not to buddy breathe to avoid an embolism.
  • A pulmonary embolism occurs when one or more arteries in the lungs become blocked.
  • A pulmonary embolism is tough stuff, Rolly.
  • Deadly conditions such as embolism or stroke can result. for more
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