Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See cauterization, cauterize.

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  • n. the act of coagulating blood and destroying tissue with a hot iron or caustic agent or by freezing

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Examples

  • Not as bad as we feared, worse than we hoped, but surgical cauterisation should have fixed it, the area was quite small.

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  • The acid was introduced into her vagina on September 8 during a laparoscopy and the possible cauterisation of lesions in the cervix.

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  • It has been suggested that the satisfactory condition of such wounds is partly due to a species of cauterisation produced by the heat of the bullet.

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  • They have no soap, no oil, no idea of washing or cleansing a wound, and cauterisation with a hot iron appears to be their panacea for every ailment.

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  • As far as cauterisation of the tissues is concerned, this question has been practically settled in the negative, since actual determinations of the heat immediately after the moment of impact have been made, and again it has been shown that butter is not melted, and that neither gunpowder nor dynamite is exploded, by firing bullets through small quantities of those materials.

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  • This process could be best imitated, if cauterisation of the tubes were

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  • He stayed in turn in all the hospitals in the city, being treated with every care and consideration, until at last he met with a doctor who insisted on cauterisation and other disagreeable remedies.

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  • At that time real doctors relied on a lot of people getting better just because diseases ran their course, so doing nothing (which is what homeopathy is) probably did less damage than purging, bloodletting and cauterisation.

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  • Repeated cauterisation failed to clear it, and having your external genitalia burnt off a few times hoping that "this time it will heal" is ... unpleasant.

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