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Synonyms for cauterize
ˈkɔ təˌraɪzcau·ter·ize

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  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.

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  1. cauterize, cauterise, burnverb

    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, cauteriseverb

    make insensitive or callous; deaden feelings or morals

    Synonyms:
    cauterise, callous, burn

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  1. cauterizeverb

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

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  1. David Folkenflik:

    Looking back to previous scandals, Murdoch and the companies have tended to try to pay early and quietly to make things go away, or they ignore them thinking they’re so big they can ride things out, and then when things really come to a head, they try to cauterize the wound at the lowest level possible.


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