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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

::: prohibitive - so high as to prohibit purchase or use; tending to prevent the purchase or use of something; prohibiting; inclined to prevent or forbid; Ex. prohibitive tax
::: ichthyology - study of fish; CF. ichthyo-: fish
::: saturate - soak thoroughly; imbue; impregnate; charge; fill to capacity
::: brandish - wave around (a weapon); flourish
::: jibe - agree; be in harmony with; gibe
::: tribute - tax levied by a ruler; payment made by one nation to another in acknowledgment of submission; mark of respect (such as praise or gift); Ex. pay tribute to
::: verisimilitude - appearance of truth; quality of appearing to be true or real; likelihood; Ex. verisimilitude of her performance as Lady Macbeth
::: demeanor - behavior; bearing
::: bombast - grandiloquent, pompous speech
::: concur - agree; coincide; happen at the same time