Definitions of cauterise

v burn, sear, or freeze (tissue) using a hot iron or electric current or a caustic agent

burn, cauterize
Type of:
care for, treat
provide treatment for

v make insensitive or callous; deaden feelings or morals

callous, cauterize
Type of:
harden, indurate, inure
cause to accept or become hardened to; habituate

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