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Wordnet 3.0

VERB (2)

1. burn, sear, or freeze (tissue) using a hot iron or electric current or a caustic agent;
- Example: "The surgeon cauterized the wart"
[syn: cauterize, cauterise, burn]

2. make insensitive or callous; deaden feelings or morals;
[syn: callous, cauterize, cauterise]


WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

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