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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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::: discordant - not harmonious; conflicting
::: dawdle - loiter; hang around; waste time doing nothing
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::: denigrate - blacken; defame
::: countermand - cancel; revoke (an order)
::: cessation - stoppage
::: fervid - ardent; zealous; hot
::: precocious - advanced in development; N. precocity
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::: rue - regret; lament; mourn; Ex. He will rue the day; N. ADJ. rueful