(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Act of closing
1. closure, occlusion; blockade, obstruction; shutting up; constipation, bottleneck; embolism; blind alley, dead end, stone wall, cul-de-sac; obstacle, block, impediment. See hindrance, restraint.
2. imperforation, imperviousness, impermeability.
3. (something that closes) stopper, plug, seal[er] valve, cork, bung, stopple, tamp[on]; stopcock, valve, spigot, tap, faucet, spile; spike, ramrod, wad[ding], stuffing, pad[ding]; barrier, tourniquet; latch, bolt, lock. See
1. close, occlude, plug, choke up; lid, cork; button [up]; stop, shut, or dam up, fill in; block, blockade, clog, obstruct, congest; hinder; fasten, bar, bolt, barricade, latch, lock, stop, seal, plumb; fence in (See enclosure); choke, strangle, throttle; shut the door (on); confine, restrain (See restraint).
2. close or shut up or down, close up shop, go out of business. Informal, fold. See end.
Adjectives — closed, shut, unopened, hermetic; unpierced, imporous, imperforate, impervious, impermeable; impenetrable, impassable; untrodden; unventilated; airtight, watertight, waterproof; vacuum-packed, hermetically sealed; tight, snug.
Antonyms, See opening.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. conclusion, cessation, finish, closing; see end 2 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
conclusion, capping, ending, tying up loose ends, finality, completion, finishing.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun A concluding or terminating: cease, cessation, close, closing, completion, conclusion, consummation, end, ending, end of the line, finish, period, stop, stopping point, termination, terminus, wind-up, wrap-up. See CONTINUE.

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