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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

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The invention is designed to replace and upgrade cauterizing tools currently used in surgical procedures.
Other researchers are pursuing HIFU as a method for cauterizing hemorrhaging internal wounds (SN: 1/6/01, p.
It is angry and destructive, an ill but cauterizing wind that never forgets the novel's first command: Invent.
Every few years, we see a report of a case of facial nerve paralysis that occurred because the cauterizing agent, usually silver nitrate, was applied too aggressively at the wrong site.
With high-intensity focused ultrasound, the ultrasound is focused to deliver thermal energy in excess of 550 C to a point inside the body destroying tissue or cauterizing a lesion or blood vessel, usually without damaging surrounding tissue.
Bleeding" a rat means anesthetizing the animal, cutting off the end of its tail, squeezing its blood into a vial, and then cauterizing the wound with a hot glass rod.
Some chapters deal with medical ideas, doctrine, and the arsenal of therapies--bleeding, purging, urine tasting, cutting for stone, puncturing the skull, cauterizing wounds--that comprised the early modern repertoire.