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cauterize
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Definition burning or searing a wound to stop bleeding and prevent infection
  • cauterized the wound
  • Big God howled like a hot wind... Then Small God (cozy and contained, private and limited) came away cauterized, laughing numbly at his own temerity.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • cauterized = a wound having been burned or seared to stop bleeding and prevent infection
  • Something was killed in your breast: burnt out, cauterized out.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • On the way he kicks my legs black-and-blue from the knees down; and I've got to have two or three bites on my thumb and hand cauterized.
    O. Henry  --  The Ransom of Red Chief
  • So, then, inflammation, cauterization.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Could be a missed blood vessel that wasn't cauterized," the doctor says.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • Because they left their initials burned into the cauterized synapses.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • Got to (rinse) cauterize.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • Thenardier, masterful and phlegmatic, cauterized the scruple with this saying: "Jean Jacques Rousseau did even better!"
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • She removed the sleeve and cauterized a patch of lab-grown skin over the open wound.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • After I cauterized the wound I was near death for a week, but then I recovered.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • The explosion cauterized him right clean.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • And around they go, working the wound until Barbara makes a move to cauterize it: "Either way, I'm coming for parents' weekend in October."
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • If it does, we'll have to cauterize your shoulder.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • I ask myself every day, 'What are you doing against Brotherhood?' and when I find it, I root it out, I burn it out like a man cauterizing a mad-dog bite.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • He had lost nearly a third of his blood, but the hot rails had cauterized many of his arteries.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique's Journey
  • He had sodomized one victim, then cauterized her.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • The code for the directive was Cautery, since the function of the bomb was to cauterize the infection—to burn it out, and thus prevent its spread.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • Rawlins eyed balefully that cauterized terrain.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses
  • The cauterizing iron was ready, and she stayed to see if he would scream when it was applied.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia

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