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cauterise (third-person singular simple present cauterises, present participle cauterising, simple past and past participle cauterised)

  1. 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.