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To burn the skin or flesh
“The wine was unusually tart and would cauterize his tongue on the first taste.”
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To sterilize or decontaminate by means of burning
“I am not certain it will get hot enough to cauterize the wound, but I saw my wife burn her hand using it once.”
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To close or seal a wound by means of burning
“Most people keep some styptic powder on hand to cauterize the bleeding if necessary.”
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To decrease in feeling or strength
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“He had hoped time would cauterize old wounds, but seeing her once more had flayed them open again.”
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To cover, fasten, strap or bind with a bandage
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