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Definition of cauterize:

  1. To burn or sear with a cautery or caustic.
  2. To sear, as the conscience.


burn off, flash, flame, ignite, cut, sting, consume, incinerate, glow, set fire to, burn, combust, clean, singe, bite, scorch, burn up, sear, set on fire, char, burn down, blaze, sunburn, callous, kindle, cauterise, cremate, brand, fire.

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