HyperDic: cauterise

English > 2 senses of the word cauterise:
VERBchangecauterise, cauterize, burnburn, sear, or freeze (tissue) using a hot iron or electric current or a caustic agent
changecauterise, callous, cauterizemake insensitive or callous
English > cauterise: 2 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningBurn, sear, or freeze (tissue) using a hot iron or electric current or a caustic agent.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymscauterize, burn
Entailssear, scorchmake very hot and dry
BroaderburnBurn with heat, fire, or radiation
treat, care forProvide treatment for
Spanishcauterizar, foguear, incendiar
Catalancauteritzar, incendiar
Nounscautery, cauterisationthe act of coagulating blood and destroying tissue with a hot iron or caustic agent or by freezing
cauteryan instrument or substance used to destroy tissue for medical reasons (eg removal of a wart) by burning it with a hot iron or an electric current or a caustic or by freezing it
English > cauterise: 2 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningmake insensitive or callous; deaden feelings or morals.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
Synonymscallous, cauterize
Broaderinure, harden, indurateCause to accept or become hardened to
Spanishinsensibilizar
Catalaninsensibilitzar

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