Examples of cauterize in a sentence
The doctors cauterized the wound.
<time had cauterized his bitterness, and he was willing to let bygones be bygones>
Origin and Etymology of cauterize
First Known Use: 14th century
CAUTERIZE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cauterize for English Language Learners
medical : to burn (something, such as a wound) with heat or a chemical substance in order to destroy infected tissue
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