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  Definition of cauterize
  1. make insensitive or callous; deaden feelings or morals
  2. burn, sear, or freeze (tissue) using a hot iron or electric current or a caustic agent; "The surgeon cauterized the wart"
Similar Words: callous, cauterise, burn

 

Entailments: sear, scorch

 

Derivational Morphology: burn, cautery, cauterization, cauterisation, cauterant

 

 
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