cauterise

Definitions of cauterise
  1. verb
    burn, sear, or freeze (tissue) using a hot iron or electric current or a caustic agent
    synonyms: burn, cauterize
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    type of:
    care for, treat
    provide treatment for
  2. verb
    make insensitive or callous; deaden feelings or morals
    synonyms: callous, cauterize
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    type of:
    harden, indurate, inure
    cause to accept or become hardened to; habituate
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