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cauterize

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cauterizeverb
also Britishcauterise/ˈkɑːtəˌraɪz/
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cauterize
verb
also British cauterise /ˈkɑːtəˌraɪz/
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Learner's definition of CAUTERIZE  
[+ object]medical
: to burn (something, such as a wound) with heat or a chemical substance in order to destroy infected tissue

— cauterization

also Britishcauterisation/ˌkɑːtərəˈzeɪʃən/British/ˌkɔːtəˌraɪˈzeɪʃən/noun,[noncount]
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