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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To burn or sear as with a heated iron. To treat a wound or a growth on your body by burning it with hot metal, a laser, or a chemical.

Usage examples (36)
  • He cauterized the steel to mold it into a different shape.
  • Policy wonks need to act fast to cauterize the wound.
  • Isolde thought, I could cauterize the wound in his arm.
  • It can burn away scars, cauterize wounds, and cut out cancers. for more
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