cauterise (third-person singular simple present cauterises, present participle cauterising, simple past and past participle cauterised)
- To burn, sear, or freeze tissue using a hot iron, electric current or a caustic agent.
- 1996, Janette Turner Hospital, Oyster, Virago Press, paperback edition, page 198
- Just when you think you are extricating yourself, just when you think you are cauterised and ready to leave, it resurfaces. Once you've been infected, you're never again completely free.