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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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::: pliable - flexible; easily influenced; yielding; adaptable
::: intransigence - refusal of any compromise; stubbornness; ADJ. intransigent: uncompromising
::: bewitch - cast a spell over; captivate completely
::: apocalyptic - prophetic; pertaining to revelations especially of disaster; N. apocalypse
::: devoid - empty; lacking
::: imperturbable - unshakably calm; placid
::: cater - provide food and drink (for); cater to: try to satisfy (desires of a bad kind)
::: satyr - half-human, half-bestial being in the court of Dionysus (resembling a goat), portrayed as wanton(unrestrained) and cunning; lecher; CF. faun; CF. goat: lecherous man
::: gargoyle - waterspout carved in grotesque figures on a building
::: metallurgical - pertaining to the art of removing metals from ores; N. metallurgy: science that deals with extracting metals from ores