verb (used with object), cau·ter·ized, cau·ter·iz·ing.
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Origin of cauterize
OTHER WORDS FROM cauterizecau·ter·i·za·tion, nounun·cau·ter·ized, adjective
Words nearby cauterize
Example sentences 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To cauterise the track and so prevent bleeding, the needles should be slowly withdrawn while the current is flowing.Manual of Surgery|Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles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