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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cauterize  \Cau"ter*ize\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Cauterized};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Cauterizing}.]  [L.  cauterizare  Gr  ?,  fr  a 
  branding  iron:  cf  F.  caut['e]rised..  See  {cauter}.] 
  1.  To  burn  or  sear  with  a  cautery  or  caustic.  --Dunglison. 
 
  2.  To  sear,  as  the  conscience.  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cauterize 
  v  :  burn  or  sear  (tissue)  using  a  hot  iron  or  electric  current 
  or  a  caustic  agent;  "The  surgeon  cauterized  the  wart" 
  [syn:  {burn}] 




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