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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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::: gape - open widely; open the mouth wide; stare wonderingly with the mouth open; CF. agape
::: obtuse - blunt; not sharp; stupid; slow in understanding
::: defer - give in respectfully; submit; delay till later; exempt temporarily; N. deferment; CF. show respect, comply with, courteous
::: noncommittal - neutral; refusing commitment to a particular opinion; unpledged; undecided
::: grunt - utter a deep guttural sound (as a pig does); N.
::: stalwart - physically strong; brawny; steadfast; strong in mind or determination; Ex. stalwart supporter; N: stalwart follower
::: upright - (sitting or standing) straight up; honest; moral
::: enact - make (a bill) into law
::: masquerade - wear a mask or disguise; pretend; N: costume party or ball at which masks are worn; pretense; disguise
::: miserly - stingy; mean