cauterise

cauterise
verb
1. burn, sear, or freeze (tissue) using a hot iron or electric current or a caustic agent
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The surgeon cauterized the wart

Syn: ↑cauterize, ↑burn
Derivationally related forms: ↑burn (for: ↑burn), ↑cauterisation, ↑cautery, ↑cauterization (for: ↑cauterize), ↑cauterant (for: ↑cauterize), ↑cautery (for: ↑cauterize)
Hypernyms: ↑treat, ↑care for
Entailment: ↑sear, ↑scorch
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

2. make insensitive or callous; deaden feelings or morals
Syn: ↑callous, ↑cauterize
Hypernyms: ↑inure, ↑harden, ↑indurate
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s somebody


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  • cauterise — (Brit.) v. burn, burn with a hot iron, sear; make callous; (Medicine) treat by cauterization; stop bleeding by applying heat (also cauterize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cauterisé — Cauterisé, [cauteris]ée. part. Il a la signification de son verbe. Ame, conscience cauterisée …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

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  • cauterised — cauterise (Brit.) v. burn, burn with a hot iron, sear; make callous; (Medicine) treat by cauterization; stop bleeding by applying heat (also cauterize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cauterises — cauterise (Brit.) v. burn, burn with a hot iron, sear; make callous; (Medicine) treat by cauterization; stop bleeding by applying heat (also cauterize) …   English contemporary dictionary

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