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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


More Vocab Words

::: abstain - refrain; withhold from participation; intentionally not use one's vote;
::: prosaic - lacking in imagination; dull and unimaginative; matter-of-fact(concerned with facts, not imagination or feelings); factual; CF. prose
::: rote - repetition; memorization through repetition without understanding; Ex. learn poetry by rote
::: ciliated - having minute hairs; CF. cilium; CF. cilia: eyelash
::: zenith - point directly overhead in the sky; summit; acme; highest point
::: sultry - (of weather) hot; sweltering; sensual; voluptuous
::: minutiae - petty or trivial details; CF. minutia
::: hoary - white with age
::: deranged - insane
::: laud - praise; N. ADJ. laudable: praiseworthy; ADJ. laudatory: expressing praise