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Cauterize   /kˈɔtəraɪz/   Listen
Cauterize

verb
(past & past part. cauterized; pres. part. cauterizing)
1.
Burn, sear, or freeze (tissue) using a hot iron or electric current or a caustic agent.  Synonyms: burn, cauterise.
2.
Make insensitive or callous; deaden feelings or morals.  Synonyms: callous, cauterise.






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Words linked to "Cauterize" :   inure, cauterant, sear, harden, indurate, care for, scorch, cautery, treat, cauterization



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