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English verb: cauterise

1. cauterise (change) burn, sear, or freeze (tissue) using a hot iron or electric current or a caustic agent

SamplesThe surgeon cauterized the wart.

Synonymsburn, cauterize

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)care for, treat

Entailscorch, sear

2. cauterise (change) make insensitive or callous; deaden feelings or morals

Synonymscallous, cauterize

Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)harden, indurate, inure

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