Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb cauterize

2 senses of cauterize

Sense 1
cauterize, cauterise, burn -- (burn, sear, or freeze (tissue) using a hot iron or electric current or a caustic agent; "The surgeon cauterized the wart")
       => treat, care for -- (provide treatment for; "The doctor treated my broken leg"; "The nurses cared for the bomb victims"; "The patient must be treated right away or she will die"; "Treat the infection with antibiotics")

Sense 2
callous, cauterize, cauterise -- (make insensitive or callous; deaden feelings or morals)
       => inure, harden, indurate -- (cause to accept or become hardened to; habituate; "He was inured to the cold")

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