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cauterize

verb

1 cauterize

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

synonyms: burn, cauterise.

Roget 384: heat, warm, chafe, stive, foment; make hot etc. 382; sun oneself, sunbathe.    go up in flames, burn to the ground (flame) 382.    ... show more

Dutch: toebranden



2 cauterize

Make insensitive or callous; deaden feelings or morals.

synonyms: callous, cauterise.


Moby thesaurus: blaze, blister, brand, burn, burn in, burn off, cast, char, coal, crack, cupel, flame, found, oxidate, oxidize, parch, pyrolyze, scorch, sear, singe ... show more.

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