Cauterizing
Cauterize Cau"ter*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cauterized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cauterizing}.] [L. cauterizare, Gr. ?, fr. a branding iron: cf. F. caut['e]rised.. See {cauter}.] 1. To burn or sear with a cautery or caustic. --Dunglison. [1913 Webster]

2. To sear, as the conscience. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]


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  • cauterizing — cauterīzing or cauterīsing adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑cauterize …   Useful english dictionary

  • cauterizing — cauterize (Amer.) cau·ter·ize || kɔːtÉ™raɪz v. burn, burn with a hot iron, sear; make callous; (Medicine) treat by cauterization; stop bleeding by applying heat (also cauterise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cauterising — cauterīzing or cauterīsing adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑cauterize …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cauterization — Cauterize redirects here. For the band, see Cauterize (band)Cauterization is a medical term describing the burning of the body to remove or close a part of it. The main forms of cauterization used today are electrocautery and chemical cautery.… …   Wikipedia

  • cauterant — noun an instrument or substance used to destroy tissue for medical reasons (eg removal of a wart) by burning it with a hot iron or an electric current or a caustic or by freezing it • Syn: ↑cautery • Derivationally related forms: ↑cauterize,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cauterant — 1. Cauterizing. 2. A cauterizing agent. * * * cau·ter·ant kȯt ə rənt n a cauterizing substance * * * cau·ter·ant (kawґtər ənt) an agent that cauterizes …   Medical dictionary

  • Actual cautery — Cautery Cau ter*y, n.; pl. {Cauteries}. [L. cauterium, Gr. ?. See {Cauter}.] 1. (Med.) A burning or searing, as of morbid flesh, with a hot iron, or by application of a caustic that will burn, corrode, or destroy animal tissue. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cauteries — Cautery Cau ter*y, n.; pl. {Cauteries}. [L. cauterium, Gr. ?. See {Cauter}.] 1. (Med.) A burning or searing, as of morbid flesh, with a hot iron, or by application of a caustic that will burn, corrode, or destroy animal tissue. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cautery — Cau ter*y, n.; pl. {Cauteries}. [L. cauterium, Gr. ?. See {Cauter}.] 1. (Med.) A burning or searing, as of morbid flesh, with a hot iron, or by application of a caustic that will burn, corrode, or destroy animal tissue. [1913 Webster] 2. The iron …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Potential cautery — Cautery Cau ter*y, n.; pl. {Cauteries}. [L. cauterium, Gr. ?. See {Cauter}.] 1. (Med.) A burning or searing, as of morbid flesh, with a hot iron, or by application of a caustic that will burn, corrode, or destroy animal tissue. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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