- v burn, sear, or freeze (tissue) using a hot iron or electric current or a caustic agent
The surgeon cauterized the wart
- v make insensitive or callous; deaden feelings or morals
- There has never been a stronger case for firm and united action by the governments of both India and Pakistan to cauterize the cancer in their midst.
- Within a month after becoming General Secretary in 1985, Gorbachev set about to cauterize the wound.
- Hey, cauterize your sweat glands shut .
- Will Ferrell in Los Angeles Times
Now, I'm not familiar with the metric system or any other foreign language but that's the equivalent of 300 gallons, I would guess,Ferrell says with a shrug, then commands: "Hey, cauterize your sweat glands shut . . . sss-ka-owww . . ....
- Joe Biden in Scripps News
He has no intention of ending this war ...... If it's me he hands it off to, I will cauterize this wound immediately,Biden told a crowd of mostly middle-aged residents.
- Steny Hoyer in San Francisco Chronicle
They have to cauterize this,said Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland, the No.