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Word: cauterize

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


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::: steep - soak; saturate; Ex. steep the fabric in the dye bath; ADJ: precipitous
::: militate - work against; Ex. militate against the chances of promotion; CF. serve as a soldier
::: retroactive - taking effect before its enactment (as a law) or imposition (as a tax); (of a law) having effect on the past as well as the future
::: glower - scowl; glare; look or stare angrily
::: founder - fail completely; sink; CF. flounder
::: erroneous - mistaken; wrong; incorrect
::: cherubic - angelic; innocent-looking; N. cherub; CF. seraph: winged angel of the highest order
::: insouciant - without concern or care; unconcerned; indifferent
::: apogee - highest point; the point farthest from the earth; OP. perigee
::: peccadillo - slight offense or fault; CF. sin