Synonyms for cauterize

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He can take nothing away, but only cauterize and neutralize, he says, so why not let him try?

I had no caustic with me, so I determined to cauterize it with boiling grease.

Besides this, they also bleed the patient and cauterize the wound.

Well, I offered to cauterize it with the poker in the office stove.

Take care, he says, not to cauterize the nerves in the neighborhood, for this will add a new ailment to the patient's affection.

He knew his danger and deliberately fired, hoping to cauterize the wound and drive out the poison.

"Any woman who has a conscience like that ought to cauterize it—with a curling-iron—and get rid of it," he observed dryly.

Gerard coloured a little, and told him the learned doctor was going to flebotomize him and cauterize him; that was all.

Gerard coloured a little and told him the learned doctor was going to flebotomize him and cauterize him; that was all.

If a surgeon is at hand he would probably cut out the injured portion, or cauterize it thoroughly.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, from Old French cauterisier, from Late Latin cauterizare "to burn or brand with a hot iron," from Greek kauteriazein, from kauter "burning or branding iron," from kaiein "to burn" (see caustic). Related: Cauterized; cauterizing.

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burn

verbbe on fire; set on fire
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