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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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::: cacophonous - discordant; inharmonious; N. cacophony: unpleasant mixture of loud sounds
::: brawny - muscular; having well-developed muscles
::: bent - determined; Ex. bent on advancing in the business; N: natural talent or inclination
::: divest - strip (as of clothes); deprive (as of rights); dispossess; N. divestiture(divestment)
::: condone - overlook; forgive; give tacit approval; excuse
::: formality - ceremonious quality; ceremonious adherence to rules; something done just for form's sake; Ex. mere formality
::: capacious - spacious
::: vulgar - of the common people; deficient in refinement; not refined; coarse; Ex. vulgar display of wealth; N. vulgarism: vulgarity; crudely indecent word; CF. vulgarian: vulgar person; boor; lout
::: premonitory - serving to warn
::: putrefy - make or become putrid; N. putrefaction