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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]

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3 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cauterize \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. [1913 Webster] 2. To sear, as the conscience. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

cauterize 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]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

26 Moby Thesaurus words for "cauterize": 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