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
How to use cauterize in a sentence
It was rubber, Billy explained, so the heat of the bullet passing through would cauterize the hole and seal it up.
Destroy the remnants of Government and cauterize the wound so that it will never re-infect again.The Syndic|C.M. Kornbluth
A few surgeons still cauterize the apex of the cone until a perforation is produced.
Then, producing the proper instruments from the wonderful case, he proceeded to cauterize the wound.The Carter Girls|Nell Speed