GRE Word List

CAUTERIZE

burn (a wound or snakebite, etc.) with hot iron or caustic substance to stop bleeding and prevent infection

The meaning of the word cauterize is burn (a wound or snakebite, etc.) with hot iron or caustic substance to stop bleeding and prevent infection.

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