cauterize


cauterize
UK [ˈkɔːtəraɪz] / US [ˈkɔtəˌraɪz] verb [transitive]
Word forms "cauterize":
present tense I/you/we/they cauterize he/she/it cauterizes present participle cauterizing past tense cauterized past participle cauterized medical
to close a cut by using a hot instrument in order to prevent infection or to stop blood flowing out

English dictionary. 2014.

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