cauterisation

World English Dictionary
cauterize or cauterise (ˈkɔːtəˌraɪz)
 
vb
(tr) (esp in the treatment of a wound) to burn or sear (body tissue) with a hot iron or caustic agent
 
[C14: from Old French cauteriser, from Late Latin cautērizāre, from cautērium branding iron, from Greek kautērion, from kaiein to burn]
 
cauterise or cauterise
 
vb
 
[C14: from Old French cauteriser, from Late Latin cautērizāre, from cautērium branding iron, from Greek kautērion, from kaiein to burn]
 
cauteri'zation or cauterise
 
n
 
cauteri'sation or cauterise
 
n

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cauterisation

noun
the act of coagulating blood and destroying tissue with a hot iron or caustic agent or by freezing [syn: cautery
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