verb (used with object), cau·ter·ized, cau·ter·iz·ing.
Origin of cauterize
Related formscau·ter·i·za·tion, nounun·cau·ter·ized, adjective
Examples from the Web for cauterize
Destroy the remnants of Government and cauterize the wound so that it will never re-infect again.The Syndic|C.M. Kornbluth
Gerard coloured a little and told him the learned doctor was going to flebotomize him and cauterize him; that was all.The Cloister and the Hearth|Charles Reade
When I do cauterize, I prefer a mixture of equal parts of carbolic acid and glycerine or the undiluted acid.
Well, I offered to cauterize it with the poker in the office stove.Annajanska, the Bolshevik Empress|George Bernard Shaw
In this dangerous Indian climate, where everything grows putrid, they are frequently constrained to cauterize the sores.The Bird|Jules Michelet