Definitions

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  • n. A hot iron for searing or cauterizing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A hot iron for searing or cauterizing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A searing-iron.

Etymologies

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French cautère, Latin cauterium, from Ancient Greek καυτήρ (kautēr), variant of καυστήρ (kaustēr, "cauterizing apparatus"), from καίω (kaiō, "burn")). Compare caustic, cautery.

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