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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of cauterize.


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  • I use incendiary rounds; cauterizes wounds instantly.

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  • The laser cauterizes the affected vessels, staving off the possibility of a major bleed.

    After the Diagnosis

  • To control bleeding, he or she cauterizes the ends of cut blood vessels, and you may smell a burning odor.

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  • As I outline below, this plan directly cauterizes the US's underlying housing market dysfunctions, delivers far greater and more permanent interest rate relief for distressed borrowers, allows banks to immediately recapitalise their balance-sheets with a $77 billion cash injection, and will ultimately cost taxpayers much less than the initiative the Administration has announced.

    Obama's Last Hope

  • But, Conan being a badass and all, he just sticks the bloody stump in a burning brazier and cauterizes it on the spot.

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  • Praying that "she might be worthy to be held in honor as a saint, by forgetting that she was a woman" 83, Monica successfully cauterizes any remaining feelings she may have about her husband.


  • The rush to publication cuts through this, cauterizes it, makes knowledge something we grasp too fast and pass on without caution or reconsideration.

    Careers in criticism

  • All we have is poor Howie Kurtzman who dutifully picks at and cauterizes a few of the lesser scabs on the cancerous body but is happy as long as he gets to have a Starbucks on his way home.

    Memo to Hunter S. Thompson

  • I finally had an endometrial ablation cauterizes the lining to stop the bleeding; much easier and less invasive than a hyst, which was my other option if I wanted treatment.

    I Still Want My Period

  • You plunge the stump in there, the boiling tar seals the arteries and cauterizes the wound.

    The Hard Way


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