Definition of Cauterize

1. Verb. Burn, sear, or freeze (tissue) using a hot iron or electric current or a caustic agent. "The surgeon cauterized the wart"

Exact synonyms: Burn, Cauterise
Generic synonyms: Care For, Treat
Entails: Scorch, Sear
Derivative terms: Burn, Cauterisation, Cautery, Cautery, Cauterant, Cauterization, Cautery, Cautery



2. Verb. Make insensitive or callous; deaden feelings or morals.
Exact synonyms: Callous, Cauterise
Generic synonyms: Harden, Indurate, Inure

Definition of Cauterize

1. v. t. To burn or sear with a cautery or caustic.

Definition of Cauterize

1. Verb. To burn, sear, or freeze tissue using a hot iron, electric current or a caustic agent. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cauterize

1. [v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES]

Medical Definition of Cauterize

1. To stop bleeding through the application of heat (thermal or electric) or a chemical substance (silver nitrate). To destroy tissue with heat, cold, or caustic substances, usually to seal off blood vessels or ducts. (16 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cauterize

cauter
cauterant
cauterants
cauteries
cauterisation
cauterise
cauterised
cauteriser
cauterisers
cauterises
cauterising
cauterism
cauterisms
cauterization
cauterizations
cauterize (current term)
cauterized
cauterizer
cauterizers
cauterizes
cauterizing
cauters
cautery
cautery knife
caution
cautionary
cautionary tale
cautioned
cautioner
cautioners

Literary usage of Cauterize

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1. The venereal diseases, including stricture of the male urethra by Edward Lawrence Keyes (1881)
"Radical Treatment.—The Reason why Cauterization will not always arrest a Chancroid.— How to cauterize a Chancroid.—Palliative Treatment of Chancroid. ..."

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