from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To heal or become healed by the formation of scar tissue.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To form a scar.
- v. To treat or heal a wound by causing a scar or cicatrix to form.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To heal or induce the formation of a cicatrix in, as in wounded or ulcerated flesh.
- intransitive v. To heal; to have a new skin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To induce the formation of a cicatrice on; heal up (a wound).
- To form a cicatrice in healing; skin over: as, the wound cicatrized.
- Also spelled cicatrise.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. form a scar, after an injury
Middle English cicatrizen, from Old French cicatriser, from Medieval Latin cicātrizāre, alteration of Late Latin cicātrīcārī, to scar over, from Latin cicātrīx, cicātrīc-, cicatrix.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)