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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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