Definitions

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  • v. To burn, sear, or freeze tissue using a hot iron, electric current or a caustic agent.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. burn, sear, or freeze (tissue) using a hot iron or electric current or a caustic agent
  • v. make insensitive or callous; deaden feelings or morals

Etymologies

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Examples

  • 'At least the lawyer didn't cauterise your sense of humour.'

    They didn’t read Pitchfork or Stereogum or Gorilla vs. Bear or Hipster Runoff

  • There has never been a stronger case for firm and united action by the governments of both India and Pakistan to cauterise the cancer in their midst.

    Shashi Tharoor: Keep up the spirit to fight

  • They could cauterise the Earth with that beam weapon!

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  • It is true I had read in John de Vigo, first book, Of Wounds in General, eighth chapter, that wounds made by firearms partake of venenosity, by reason of the powder; and for their cure he bids you cauterise them with oil of elders scalding hot, mixed with a little treacle.

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  • Thus men cut off their own nails, hair, or corns; they allow surgeons to cut and cauterise them, not without pains and aches, and are so grateful to the doctor for his services that they further give him a fee.

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  • Does not the surgeon also cauterise and cut us for our good?

    Anabasis

  • I want the Cheney's and the Bush's to know, and I want the party-first-f*cking-flunkies to know, when they are right they have allies but when they are wrong they have enemies and they are not the only ones in the world willing to fight and to die and if necessary, reluctantly for the greater good of humanity, to kill and to cauterise a cancer.

    Clone Cindy's Pelosi Strategy In Your Backyard

  • A Dutch inventor proposes replacing the traditional dental drill with a ‘plasma needle’, a device that despite being cold and painless to the touch will kill dead cells and cauterise the surroundings.

    Plasma Dentistry | Blog | Futurismic

  • Perhaps in order to cauterise doubt in a blaze of clarity, everything is catalogued: the minute the prisoner is injected with lethal medicine, the minute it starts to take effect, the minute they die.

    'I'm ready'

  • When their children are iiii. yeare olde they vse to cauterise them on the coron22 vaine (and some on the temple also) with a medecine for that purpose, made of woolle as it is plucked fro the shiepe: because thie should not at any time be troubled with rheumes or poses,23 and by that meanes they say they liue in very good health.

    The Fardle of Facions, conteining the aunciente maners, customes and lawes, of the peoples enhabiting the two partes of the earth, called Affricke and Asie

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