cauterizeverb [ T ]specialized UK usually cauterise uk /ˈkɔː.tər.aɪz/ us /ˈkɑː.t̬ɚ.aɪz/
Examples from literature
- After the wart is removed, cauterize the cut surface with a hot iron.
- If one has reason to believe he has been bitten by a mad dog, the wound should be cauterized as above, and a physician should be summoned at once.
- She bit her cousin when a child, and the wound had to be cauterized.
- So he advocated ceasing the practice of cauterizing wounds.
- With the bar of iron, at almost a white heat, he cauterized the wound.