cauterize definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To burn or sear with a cautery.
    • To deaden, on thoughts or ethical scruples; callous.
    • To burn or sear with a cautery or caustic.
    • To sear, as the conscience.
  • verb:
    • burning, sear, or freeze muscle making use of a hot iron, electric energy or a caustic agent.
    • burn, sear, or frost (tissue) using a hot metal or household current or a caustic representative
    • make insensitive or callous; deaden thoughts or morals
  • others:
    • To burn or sear with fire or a hot metal, or with caustics, as morbid skin.
    • To sear, in a figurative feeling.

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