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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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Instead, a collection of instruments, each with a low level electric current, was used to cauterize the tissue around the prostate as it was removed.
No European has the heart to cauterize the rot there, for modern Europe simply is ElfAquitaine.
How tears cauterize the face where desire is received.
Nitinol needles travel down the tubing through the center lumen, from which they protrude into the sphincter and cauterize the tissue.
A "Bovie" (an electrical to instrument used to cut and cauterize tissue to stop small blood vessels from bleeding) is in all operating rooms on both campuses.
Might not a Catholic lawyer or judge with a keen conscience be just the person to find ways to keep the festering to a minimum -- by doing what is necessary to cauterize the wound and keep the parties talking in the interests of the children, once the drastic deed is done?
Electrosurgical Pencils - Handcontrol electrosurgical pencils cut and cauterize tissue and are designed to fit all electrosurgery machines.
Of not particularly caring enough to make the heart sick of anything but those roses, those white-hot doctors who cauterize our wounds with irons soft as roses.
The Hoover of the Palmer Raids sought to cauterize the nation against alien threats, and so did the Hoover who hounded Marcus Garvey out of the country in the 1920s, who chased Ma Barker and Pretty Boy Floyd, Alger Hiss, the Rosenbergs, Martin Luther King, the hippies, Black Panthers, and SDS.
Also do not cauterize your feet for alkay (medicinal burning with a metal blade) or hijama (cupping) as that can lead to severe wounds, especially for those with poor circulation.
But I think this sends a good message when you sort of cauterize it right when it happens.
Traditionally, we cut, clip or cauterize the tissue around the prostate nerves.
Sometimes the doctor will cauterize your nose, which involves having bleeding vessels sealed with chemical solution or a heating device.
That's much better, that's approaching the gazebo and deliberately, fiercely writing on it, words that will cauterize the delicate, the wan and sickly passerby: Marcus Aurelius is a horse's ass.
We are receiving positive feedback not only from clinicians who used the device in the esophagus, but also used it to cauterize the stomach bleeding, where patients otherwise undergo repeated blood transfusions.