cauterize
transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 14th century 1. to sear with a cautery or caustic <
cauterize a wound
>
2. to make insensible ; deaden <
must oust the feeling, or cauterize it — Robert Craft
>
cauterization noun

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  • Cauterize — ist eine ehemalige Pop Punk Band aus Oshawa, Ontario, früher bekannt unter dem Namen T.O.E. (Take Off Eh!). Sie bestand aus Jesse Smith (Gitarre, Leadsänger), Josh Slater (Gitarre, Gesang), Chuck Coles (Gitarre, Gesang), Jason Bone (Bass, Gesang) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cauterize — est un groupe canadien de punk rock et de rock alternatif formé officiellement en 1998. Il diffuse son premier album en 1999, alors qu il est connu sous le nom de T.O.E.. À ce jour cinq albums ont été enregistrés. Sommaire 1 Formation du groupe 2 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cauterize — index burn Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • cauterize — (v.) c.1400, from O.Fr. cauteriser, from L.L. cauterizare to burn or brand with a hot iron, from Gk. kauteriazein, from kauter burning or branding iron, from kaiein to burn (see CAUSTIC (Cf. caustic)). Related: Cauterized; cauterizing;… …   Etymology dictionary

  • 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

  • cauterize — (also cauterise) ► VERB ▪ burn the skin or flesh of (a wound) to stop bleeding or prevent infection. DERIVATIVES cauterization noun. ORIGIN Greek kaut riazein, from kaut rion branding iron …   English terms dictionary

  • cauterize — [kôt′ər īz΄] vt. cauterized, cauterizing [ME cauterizen < LL cauterizare < Gr kautēriazein < kautērion, kautēr, burning or branding iron < kaiein, to burn] to burn with a hot needle, a laser, a caustic substance, or an electric… …   English World dictionary

  • 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… …   English dictionary

  • cauterize — cauterization, n. /kaw teuh ruyz /, v.t., cauterized, cauterizing. to burn with a hot iron, electric current, fire, or a caustic, esp. for curative purposes; treat with a cautery. Also, esp. Brit., cauterise. [1350 1400; ME < LL cauterizare to… …   Universalium

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