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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cautery \Cau"ter*y\, n.; pl. Cauteries. [L. cauterium, Gr. ?. See Cauter.] 1. (Med.) A burning or searing, as of morbid flesh, with a hot iron, or by application of a caustic that will burn, corrode, or destroy animal tissue. [1913 Webster] 2. The iron of other agent in cauterizing. [1913 Webster] Actual cautery, a substance or agent (as a hot iron) which cauterizes or sears by actual heat; or the burning so effected. Potential cautery, a substance which cauterizes by chemical action; as, lunar caustic; also, the cauterizing produced by such substance. [1913 Webster]