cicatrize

[ sik-uh-trahyz ]
/ ˈsɪk əˌtraɪz /

verb (used with object), cic·a·trized, cic·a·triz·ing.

Physiology. to heal by inducing the formation of a cicatrix.

verb (used without object), cic·a·trized, cic·a·triz·ing.

to become healed by the formation of a cicatrix.

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Also especially British, cic·a·trise .

Origin of cicatrize

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English word from Medieval Latin word cicātrizāre.See cicatrix, -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM cicatrize

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

cicatrize

cicatrise

/ (ˈsɪkəˌtraɪz) /

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
[ sĭkə-trīz′ ]

v.

To heal by forming scar tissue.
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