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cicatrize

[ sik-uh-trahyz ]
/ 藞s瑟k 蓹藢tra瑟z /
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verb (used with object), cic路a路trized, cic路a路triz路ing.
Physiology. to heal by inducing the formation of a cicatrix.
verb (used without object), cic路a路trized, cic路a路triz路ing.
to become healed by the formation of a cicatrix.
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Also especially British, cic路a路trise .

Origin of cicatrize

First recorded in 1350鈥1400; Middle English word from Medieval Latin word cic膩triz膩re.See cicatrix, -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM cicatrize

cic路a路tri路zant, adjectivecic路a路tri路za路tion, nouncic路a路triz路er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cicatrize

cicatrize

cicatrise

/ (藞s瑟k蓹藢tra瑟z) /

verb
(of a wound or defect in tissue) to close or be closed by scar formation; heal

Derived forms of cicatrize

cicatrizant or cicatrisant, adjectivecicatrization or cicatrisation, nouncicatrizer or cicatriser, noun
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Medical definitions for cicatrize

cicatrize
[ s沫k蓹-tr墨z鈥 ]

v.
To heal by forming scar tissue.
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