Cauterize

v.

Definition

  • To burn with a hot iron or with a chemical to destroy abnormal tissue and/or to stop infection and/or bleeding

Synonyms

  • burn
  • sear
  • singe

Antonyms

  • cool
  • extinguish
  • subdue
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Sentences

  • In order to stop the superficial bleeders from obstructing their view, the surgeons had to cauterize the vessels.
  • As a result of it's abnormal size, the mole on the patient's back had to be cauterized.
Vessels cauterization