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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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::: putrid - decayed and foul-smelling; foul; rotten; decayed; N. putridity
::: demotic - of or pertaining to the people
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::: luminous - shining (esp. in the dark); issuing light; Ex. luminous paint/road signs
::: brackish - somewhat saline
::: supposition - assumption; hypothesis; surmise; V. suppose
::: erratic - odd; irregular in movement or behavior; unpredictable
::: doctrinaire - unable to compromise about points of doctrine; dogmatic; unyielding; marked by inflexible attachment to a doctrine without regard to its practical difficulties
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