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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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::: catapult - slingshot; hurling machine; V: fire from catapult
::: obituary - death notice (esp. in a newspaper); ADJ.
::: foray - raid; sudden raid or military advance; V.
::: invincible - unconquerable
::: opalescent - iridescent; lustrous; like an opal; N. opalescence
::: unimpeachable - that cannot be impeached; beyond doubt or question; blameless and exemplary
::: antiseptic - substance that prevents infection in a wound; ADJ.
::: censor - (in ancient Rome) overseer of morals (also taking the census); person who eliminates inappropriate matter; V.
::: ploy - strategem to gain an advantage; tactic; Ex. management ploy
::: harrowing - agonizing; distressing; traumatic; V. harrow: break up and level (soil) with a harrow; inflict great distress on; agonize; N: farming machine to break up the earth