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Definition of cauterize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



cauterize something (medical)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they cauterize
he / she / it cauterizes
past simple cauterized
-ing form cauterizing
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to burn a wound, using a chemical or heat, in order to stop the loss of blood or to prevent infection
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: cauterize