Definition of cauterize:
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.
Thorough dusting with boric acid powder, with possibly a little oxide of zinc, will usually effect a cure promptly, but should the condition continue, which it does only in rare instances, the doctor may have to cauterize it.- "The Mother and Her Child", William S. Sadler Lena K. Sadler.
I readily agreed, and, after the necessary arrangements, had the horse removed to Birmingham on July 2. In this case it was found necessary to cast the animal and cauterize the foot a second time before a healthy granulating surface was secured; but after this the progress towards recovery was uninterrupted, although necessarily slow, on account of the large amount of new secreting surface which had to be formed.- "Diseases of the Horse's Foot", Harry Caulton Reeks.
Of course, I felt sure that the poor fellow was gone, because I knew nothing of scorpions then, except by reputation, and the place of the stings was so near the heart that I didn't care to try to cut them out or cauterize or anything of that sort.- "The Boy With the U. S. Survey", Francis Rolt-Wheeler.