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Meaning of CAUTERIZE

Pronunciation:  'kotu`rIz

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  make insensitive or callous; deaden feelings or morals
  2. [v]  burn, sear, or freeze (tissue) using a hot iron or electric current or a caustic agent; "The surgeon cauterized the wart"
 

CAUTERIZE is a 9 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: burn, callous, cauterise
 
 See Also: care for, harden, indurate, inure, scorch, sear, treat

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cau"ter*ize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cauterized}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Cauterizing}.] [L. cauterizare, Gr. ?, fr. a
branding iron: cf. F. caut['e]rised.. See {cauter}.]
1. To burn or sear with a cautery or caustic. --Dunglison.

2. To sear, as the conscience. --Jer. Taylor.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: To destroy tissue with heat, cold, or caustic substances, usually to seal off blood vessels or ducts.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: blaze, blister, brand, burn, burn in, burn off, cast, char, coal, crack, cupel, flame, found, oxidate, oxidize, parch, pyrolyze, scorch, sear, singe, solder, swinge, torrefy, vesicate, vulcanize, weld
 

 

 

 

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