HyperDic: cauterize

English > 2 senses of the word cauterize:
VERBchangecauterize, cauterise, burnburn, sear, or freeze (tissue) using a hot iron or electric current or a caustic agent
changecauterize, callous, cauterisemake insensitive or callous
cauterize > pronunciation
Soundskao'terayz
Rhymesactualize ... womanize: 266 rhymes with ayz...
English > cauterize: 2 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningBurn, sear, or freeze (tissue) using a hot iron or electric current or a caustic agent.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"The surgeon cauterized the wart"
Synonymscauterise, burn
Entailssear, scorchmake very hot and dry
BroaderburnBurn with heat, fire, or radiation
treat, care forProvide treatment for
Spanishcauterizar, foguear, incendiar
Catalancauteritzar, incendiar
Nounscautery, cauterizationthe act of coagulating blood and destroying tissue with a hot iron or caustic agent or by freezing
cautery, cauterantan 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 > cauterize: 2 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningmake insensitive or callous; deaden feelings or morals.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
Synonymscallous, cauterise
Broaderinure, harden, indurateCause to accept or become hardened to
Spanishinsensibilizar
Catalaninsensibilitzar

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