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English definition of “cauterize”


verb [T] specialized (UK usually cauterise)     /ˈkɔː.tər.aɪz/ US  /ˈkɑː.t̬ɚ-/
to burn an injury to stop bleeding and prevent infection Preventing infection
(Definition of cauterize verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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