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Synonyms and Antonyms of cauterize

  1. to reduce or weaken in strength or feeling <time had cauterized his bitterness, and he was willing to let bygones be bygones> Synonyms benumb, blunt, dull, damp, dampen, deaden, numbRelated Words muffle, mute, tone (down); decrease, diminish, lessen, let up (on), lower, reduce, subdue; debilitate, enfeeble, weaken; dwindle, recede, subside, taper (off), wane; alleviate, ease, lighten; abate, moderateNear Antonyms amplify, augment, beef (up), boost, consolidate, deepen, enhance, heighten, intensify, magnify, redouble, step up, strengthen; animate, arouse, stimulateAntonyms sharpen, whet

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