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Synonyms for cauterize
ˈkɔ təˌraɪz

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cauterize, cauterise, burn(verb)

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

    "The surgeon cauterized the wart"

    Synonyms:
    burn up, burn down, burn off, sting, fire, combust, burn, cut, sunburn, incinerate, bite, glow, cauterise, callous

  2. callous, cauterize, cauterise(verb)

    make insensitive or callous; deaden feelings or morals

    Synonyms:
    cauterise, callous, burn

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. cauterize

    To burn is to subject to the action of fire, or of intense heat so as to effect either partial change or complete combustion; as, to burn wood in the fire; to burn one's hand on a hot stove; the sun burns the face. One brands with a hot iron, but cauterizes with some corrosive substance, as silver nitrate. Cremate is now used specifically for consuming a dead body by intense heat. To incinerate is to reduce to ashes; the sense differs little from that of cremate, but it is in less popular use. To kindle is to set on fire, as if with a candle; ignite is the more learned and scientific word for the same thing, extending even to the heating of metals to a state of incandescence without burning. To scorch and to singe are superficial, and to char usually so. Both kindle and burn have an extensive figurative use; as, to kindle strife; to burn with wrath, love, devotion, curiosity. Compare LIGHT.

    Synonyms:
    blaze, brand, burn, char, consume, cremate, flame, flash, ignite, incinerate, kindle, scorch, set fire to, set on fire, singe

    Antonyms:
    cool, extinguish, put out, smother, stifle, subdue

    Preposition:
    To burn in the fire, burn with fire; burn to the ground, burn to ashes; burn through the skin, or the roof; burn into the soil, etc.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. cauterize(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    sear, burn with a hot iron, burn with cautery

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