cauterize

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  • verb

Synonyms for cauterize

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

Related Words

make insensitive or callous

References in periodicals archive ?
The heat from the water cauterizes the endometrial layer.
One cauterizes broken wing joints with black honey.
The cylinder of the rollerball provides even heat distribution that cauterizes the tissue and prevents it from bleeding.
As the heated implement contacts tissue, the device cuts and cauterizes, and when deactivated, cools quickly.
This is in stark contrast to the traditional vasectomy, which cuts, sutures or cauterizes the vas deferens and, most importantly, Pro-Vas is reversible with a standard vasovasostomy procedure.