Etymology
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cauterization (n.)

"act of medical cauterizing," c. 1400, from Old French cauterisation (14c.) and directly from Late Latin cauterizationem (nominative cauterizatio), noun of action from past-participle stem of cauterizare "to burn or brand with a hot iron" (see cauterize).

updated on August 14, 2018

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Definitions of cauterization from WordNet

cauterization (n.)
the act of coagulating blood and destroying tissue with a hot iron or caustic agent or by freezing;
Synonyms: cautery / cauterisation
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