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cauterize

play
verb cau·ter·ize \ˈkȯ-tə-ˌrīz\

Simple Definition of cauterize

  • medical : to burn (something, such as a wound) with heat or a chemical substance in order to destroy infected tissue

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of cauterize

cauterizedcauterizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to sear with a cautery or caustic <cauterize a wound>

  3. 2 :  to make insensible :  deaden

cauterization play \ˌkȯ-tə-rə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Examples of cauterize in a sentence

  1. The doctors cauterized the wound.

  2. <time had cauterized his bitterness, and he was willing to let bygones be bygones>



14th Century

First Known Use of cauterize

14th century

Rhymes with cauterize

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Medical Dictionary

cauterize

transitive verb cau·ter·ize

Medical Definition of cauterize

cauterized or British cauterised; cauterizing or British cauterising

  1. :  to sear with a cautery or caustic

cauterization or British cauterisation \ˌkȯt-ə-rə-ˈzā-shən\play noun


Variants of cauterize

or British cauterise \ˈkȯt-ə-ˌrīz\play


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