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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

::: stultify - make stupid in mind; cause to appear or become stupid or inconsistent; suppress; frustrate or hinder; Ex. stultifying effect of uninteresting work; Ex. stultify free expression
::: withstand - stand up against; resist successfully
::: smear - spread or cover with a sticky substance; N: mark made by smearing
::: unerringly - infallibly; ADJ. unerring: making no mistakes
::: warranted - justified; authorized
::: prepossessing - attractive; CF. preoccupying ?
::: fulsome - disgustingly excessive; offensively flattering; Ex. fulsome praise/expressions of admire
::: mortician - undertaker; CF. death
::: patrician - noble; aristocratic; N: person of high rank; aristocrat; CF. member of the governing classes in ancient Rome; CF. plebian
::: prattle - talk idly; babble; N. CF. prate