cicatrise

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See also: cicatrisé

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French cicatriser (French cicatriser), from Latin cicātrīx (scar).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈsɪk.ə.tɹaɪz/
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cicatrise (third-person singular simple present cicatrises, present participle cicatrising, simple past and past participle cicatrised)

  1. (transitive) To heal a wound through scarring (by causing a scar or cicatrix to form).
    • 1923, Powys Mathers (translator), The Thousand Nights and One Night:
      But hardly had I accused myself of the theft, when my arm was seized and my right hand cut off. When the stump was dipped in boiling oil to cicatrise the wound, I fell down in a faint.
  2. (intransitive) To form a scar.

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cicatrise

  1. inflection of cicatriser:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative