- cauterize a wound
- They will do anything to stay in office; their consciences have been cauterized.
The doctors cauterized the wound.
time had cauterized his bitterness, and he was willing to let bygones be bygones
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medical : to burn (something, such as a wound) with heat or a chemical substance in order to destroy infected tissue
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to speak or write verbosely and windily
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