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cauterize

 [kaw´ter-īz]
to apply a cautery; to perform cauterization.

cau·ter·ize

(kaw'ter-īz),
To apply a cautery; to burn with a cautery.

cauterize

/cau·ter·ize/ (kaw´ter-īz) to apply a cautery; to destroy tissue by the application of heat, cold, or a caustic agent.

cauterize

(kô′tə-rīz′)
tr.v. cauter·ized, cauter·izing, cauter·izes
1. To burn or sear with a cautery.
2. To deaden, as to feelings or moral scruples; callous.

cau′ter·i·za′tion (-tər-ĭ-zā′shən) n.

cauterize

[kô′tərīz]
Etymology: Gk, kauterion, branding iron
1 to burn tissues by thermal heat, including steam, hot metal, or solar radiation; electricity; or another agent such as laser or dry ice, usually with the objective of destroying damaged or diseased tissues, preventing infections, or coagulating blood vessels. See also chemical cauterization.
2 to apply a cautery; to perform cauterization.

cauterize

verb To stop bleeding with high heat or a chemical–eg, silver nitrate

cau·ter·ize

(kaw'tĕr-īz)
To apply a cautery; to burn with a cautery.
Synonym(s): cauterise.

Cauterize

To use heat or chemicals to stop bleeding, prevent the spread of infection, or destroy tissue.

cau·ter·ize

(kaw'tĕr-īz)
To apply a cautery; to burn with a cautery.
Synonym(s): cauterise.

cauterize (kô´tərīz),

v to sear or burn living tissue in order to stop bleeding; a corrosive agent, hot metal, or electricity may be used.
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Patients in whom a single, prominent bleeding site was localised and cauterised did not rebleed and were discharged the following morning.
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Liz Doyle, trainer of Twelfth Of Never "She had her palate cauterised between her last two runs.
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Nicholls (right), who first revealed news of the surgery late on Saturday night, was present at Wincanton, where Denman, second in the Cheltenham Gold Cup for the last two years, was set his biggest physical test since vet Geoff Lane cauterised the palate of the 11-year-old, who in September 2008 was treated for a fibrillating heart.
With his catchphrase "Time me gentlemen, time me," this 19th-century surgeon amputated limbs, cauterised wounds and left only neatly sewn-up stumps in just 28 seconds.
He will probably have his palate cauterised again but with that he would be ready to run after two or three weeks so Cheltenham is still on the agenda.
The doctor cauterised and stitched her ears and gave her painkillers.
He has had the inside of his nose cauterised four or five times but to no avail.