cicatrizing

cicatrize

[sik-uh-trahyz]
verb (used with object), cicatrized, cicatrizing.
1.
Physiology. to heal by inducing the formation of a cicatrix.
verb (used without object), cicatrized, cicatrizing.
2.
to become healed by the formation of a cicatrix.
Also, especially British, cicatrise.


Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin cicātrizāre. See cicatrix, -ize

cicatrizant, adjective
cicatrization, noun
cicatrizer, noun
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cicatrize or cicatrise (ˈsɪkəˌtraɪz)
 
vb
(of a wound or defect in tissue) to close or be closed by scar formation; heal
 
cicatrise or cicatrise
 
vb
 
cica'trizant or cicatrise
 
adj
 
cica'trisant or cicatrise
 
adj
 
cicatri'zation or cicatrise
 
n
 
cicatri'sation or cicatrise
 
n
 
'cicatrizer or cicatrise
 
n
 
'cicatriser or cicatrise
 
n

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cicatrize cic·a·trize (sĭk'ə-trīz')
v. cic·a·trized, cic·a·triz·ing, cic·a·triz·es
To heal by forming scar tissue.

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