Simple Definition of cauterize
medical : to burn (something, such as a wound) with heat or a chemical substance in order to destroy infected tissue
Examples of cauterize
The doctors cauterized the wound.
<time had cauterized his bitterness, and he was willing to let bygones be bygones>
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Medical Definition of cauterize
cau·ter·ized or British cau·ter·isedcau·ter·iz·ing or British cau·ter·is·ing
: to sear with a cautery or caustic
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