verb (used with object), cau·ter·ized, cau·ter·iz·ing.
Origin of cauterize
Examples from the Web for cauterise
But I hardly think this can be so, for it is extremely doubtful if a bullet ever gets hot enough to cauterise flesh.With Methuen's Column on an Ambulance Train|Ernest N. Bennett
The young woman understood this, and she endeavoured to cauterise the bad place with the fire of her caresses.Therese Raquin|Emile Zola
To cauterise the track and so prevent bleeding, the needles should be slowly withdrawn while the current is flowing.Manual of Surgery|Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
Does not the surgeon also cauterise and cut us for our good?Anabasis|Xenophon
British Dictionary definitions for cauterise
Word Origin for cauterize
Word Origin and History for cauterise
c.1400, from Old French cauterisier, from Late Latin cauterizare "to burn or brand with a hot iron," from Greek kauteriazein, from kauter "burning or branding iron," from kaiein "to burn" (see caustic). Related: Cauterized; cauterizing.