cauterization cauterization  /ˌkɔ tə rɪ ˈzeɪ ʃən/


  • (n) the act of coagulating blood and destroying tissue with a hot iron or caustic agent or by freezing



  1. From the Middle Ages well into the 18th century, barbers performed surgery and dentistry, bloodletting, leeching and cauterization, as well as the tonsorial arts.
  2. The skin is then replaced in such a way as to allow drainage of pus and ultimate healing, thereby avoiding the scars which were the landmarks of former cauterization.
  3. All his music shares an intensity and an intimacy with the listener: it is an acute, astute cauterization of the wounds of the spirit.


  • Ted Lilly is retiring

    Man, all that neck-nerve cauterization for nothing. Ouch: Ted Lilly, 37, tells Venezeulan newspaper he will retire. After 3 DL stints w/#Dodgers this year, he had tried winter ball in Venezuela. — Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) November 27, 2013 Lilly was trying to prove he was healthy and effective down in Venezuela, but it apparently wasn’t…
    on November 28, 2013     Source: NBC Sports: HardballTalk

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