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cauterize

[ kaw-tuh-rahyz ]
/ 藞k蓴 t蓹藢ra瑟z /
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verb (used with object), cau路ter路ized, cau路ter路iz路ing.
to burn with a hot iron, electric current, fire, or a caustic, especially for curative purposes; treat with a cautery.
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Also especially British, cau路ter路ise .

Origin of cauterize

1350鈥1400; Middle English <Late Latin caut膿riz膩re to brand, equivalent to caut膿r- (<Greek kaut岣梤 branding iron, equivalent to kau-, variant stem of ka铆ein to burn (cf. caustic), + -t膿r agent suffix) + -iz膩re-ize

OTHER WORDS FROM cauterize

cau路ter路i路za路tion, nounun路cau路ter路ized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cauterize

cauterize

cauterise

/ (藞k蓴藧t蓹藢ra瑟z) /

verb
(tr) (esp in the treatment of a wound) to burn or sear (body tissue) with a hot iron or caustic agent

Derived forms of cauterize

cauterization or cauterisation, noun

Word Origin for cauterize

C14: from Old French cauteriser, from Late Latin caut膿riz膩re, from caut膿rium branding iron, from Greek kaut膿rion, from kaiein to burn
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Medical definitions for cauterize

cauterize
[ k么t蓹-r墨z鈥 ]

v.
To burn or sear with a cautery.

Other words from cauterize

cau鈥瞭er鈥鈥ation (-t蓹r-沫-z膩sh蓹n) n.
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Scientific definitions for cauterize

cauterize
[ k么t蓹-r墨z鈥 ]

To burn or sear with a cautery, as in surgical procedures.
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