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Definition of the verb cauterize

What does cauterize mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: cauterized | cauterizing | cauterizes

  1. burn, sear, or freeze (tissue) using a hot iron or electric current or a caustic agent
    • example: The surgeon cauterized the wart
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • alternative spelling: cauterise
    • synonym of cauterize: burn
    • more generic terms: care for / treat = provide treatment for; burn = damage by burning with heat, fire, or radiation
    • entailment: scorch / sear = make very hot and dry
  2. make insensitive or callous; deaden feelings or morals
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • alternative spelling: cauterise
    • synonym of cauterize: callous
    • more generic words: harden / indurate / inure = cause to accept or become hardened to


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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Cauterize

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Google previewDoing Harm (2014)

by Kelly Parsons

To cauterize means to destroy living tissue with heat, cold, or chemicals. The Bovie uses the heat produced by an electric current to burn through tissue. It's a pen-shaped instrument, held in the dominant hand just as you would hold a pen, with ...

Google previewCivil Service Exams (2000)

by Jerry Bobrow, Peter Z. Orton, William A. Covino

To cauterize means most nearly to A) mix C) burn B) count D) dissuade 9. Berserk ...

Google previewBarron's Civil Service Clerical Exam (2010)

by Jerry Bobrow, Peter Z. Orton, Bobrow Test Preparation Servic, William A. Covino

To cauterize means most nearly to A) mix C) burn B) count D) dissuade 9. Berserk means most nearly A) frenzied B) ornate C) friend D) sheltered 10. To rectify means most nearly to A) make right C) destruct B) turn away D) build 1 1 .

Google previewA dictionary of the derivations of the English language (1872)

by English language

CAUTERIZE. box and its contents ; — a printer's frame for holding types. Cash, ( kash) n. [F. caisse, It. cassa, L. capsa, a box.] Coin or specie ; money ; ready money ; bank-notes, drafts, bonds, or any paper easily convertible into money. Cask ...

Google previewConcise Colour Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin


Google previewMerriam-Webster's Crossword Puzzle Dictionary (1996)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

cauterize. 4 burn, sear caution 4 warn ...

Google previewThe Pocket Oxford Dictionary and Thesaurus (2006)

by Elizabeth Jewell

cauterize; brand. 9 tr. & intr. make, be, or feel hot, esp. painfully. 10 a tr. & intr. make or be passionate; feel or cause to feel great emotion, b intr. [usu. foil, by to + infm.j desire passionately; long. • n. mark or injury caused by burning, o burn ...

Google previewDictionary of Medicine (2014)

by P.H. Collin

cauterize verb to use burning or radiation or laser beams to remove tissue or to stop bleeding 0 cauterization noun act of cauterizing; the growth was removed by cauterization 0 Cautery noun surgical instrument used to cauterize a wound; cold ...

Google previewTuttle Balinese-English Dictionary (2014)

by Norbert Shadeg

cauterize a wound (=cukcuk). cucul adj swollen (macucul intrans).

Google previewBlackwell's Nursing Dictionary (2013)

by Dawn Freshwater, Sian Masiln-Prothero

cauterize, v. cava (ka' -va): Plural of cavum. A vena cava. cavamesenteric shunt (ka' -va-mes-en-ter' -ik): The upper end of the inferior vena cava is anastomosed to the superior mesentric vein; used in children when the portal ...

Google previewChambers School Dictionary

abrasive cauterize cauterize verb to burn away flesh with a hot.

Google previewNew Dictionary Armenian-English (2009)

by Matthias Bedrossian

-u Jiansk, , to cauterize; Top sook, , aturanks 4-, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Falconry (2000)

by Adrian Walker

A: to cauterize the head; B: the nares (note the hole to help avoid the frelon}; C: the head (the blade on the back is to 'cut the skin under the nares if need be'}; D: to cauterize or enlarge the nares. E is a knife for other purposes. Source List and ...

Google previewFlip Dictionary (2002)

by Barbara Kipfer

tan, tingle, waste burn a bit: char burn a corpse to ashes: cremate burn balm: aloe burn brightly: blaze, flare burn intensely: deflagrate burn low and unsteadily: gutter burn midnight oil: lucubrate burn tissue: cauterize burn to ashes: incinerate ...

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Video shows what cauterize means. To burn, sear, or freeze tissue using a hot iron, electric current or a caustic agent.. Cauterize Meaning. How to pronounce ...

Scrabble value of C3A1U1T1E1R1I1Z10E1

The value of this 9-letter word is 20 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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