Cicatrize \Cic"a*trize\, v. i. (Med.) To heal; to have a new skin. [1913 Webster]

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  • Cicatrize — Cic a*trize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cicatrized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cicatrizing}.] [Cf. F. cicatriser, fr. cicatrice, L. cicatrix, scar.] (Med.) To heal or induce the formation of a cicatrix in, as in wounded or ulcerated flesh. Wiseman. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cicatrize — (Amer.) cic·a·trize || sɪkÉ™traɪz v. form a scar, heal and cause a scar (also cicatrise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cicatrize — [sik′ə trīz΄] vt., vi. cicatrized, cicatrizing [ME cicatrizen < ML cicatrizare: see CICATRIX] to heal with the formation of a scar cicatrization n …   English World dictionary

  • cicatrize — verb a) To form a scar. The stump was dipped in boiling oil to cicatrize the wound. The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night b) To treat or heal a wound by causing a scar or cicatrix to form …   Wiktionary

  • cicatrize — transitive verb see cicatrization …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cicatrize — cicatrizant, adj. cicatrization, n. cicatrizer, n. /sik euh truyz /, v., cicatrized, cicatrizing. v.t. 1. Physiol. to heal by inducing the formation of a cicatrix. v.i. 2. to become healed by the formation of a cicatrix. Also, esp. Brit.,… …   Universalium

  • cicatrize — cic·a·trize or Brit cic·a·trise sik ə .trīz vb, trized or Brit trised; triz·ing or Brit tris·ing vt 1) to induce the formation of a scar in 2) SCAR vi to heal by forming a scar * * * cic·a·trize (sikґə t …   Medical dictionary

  • cicatrize — or cicatrise sɪkətrʌɪz verb heal by scar formation. Derivatives cicatrization noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • cicatrize — I. v. a. Heal, cover with a scar, cause to heal up. II. v. n. Heal, scar over. III. n. [It.] Gallant (of a married woman), beau, suitor, lover, admirer, dangler about women …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • cicatrize — cic·a·trize …   English syllables

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