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Related to cauterization: cervical cauterization
tr.v. cau·ter·ized, cau·ter·iz·ing, cau·ter·iz·es
1. To burn or sear with a cautery.
2. To deaden, as to feelings or moral scruples; callous.
[Middle English cauterizen, from Late Latin cautērizāre, to cauterize, brand, from Latin cautērium, cautery; see cautery.]
cau′ter·i·za′tion (-tər-ĭ-zā′shən) n.
A method of destroying tissue by burning, used during surgery.
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|Noun||1.||cauterization - the act of coagulating blood and destroying tissue with a hot iron or caustic agent or by freezing|
surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, surgery, operation - a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body; "they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available"; "he died while undergoing surgery"
cryocautery - application of a substance that destroys tissue by freezing it
thermocautery - cautery (destruction of tissue) by heat