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tr. & intr.v. cic·a·trized, cic·a·triz·ing, cic·a·triz·es
To heal or become healed by the formation of scar tissue.
[Middle English cicatrizen, from Old French cicatriser, from Medieval Latin cicātrizāre, alteration of Late Latin cicātrīcārī, to scar over, from Latin cicātrīx, cicātrīc-, cicatrix.]
cic′a·tri·za′tion (-trĭ-zā′shən) n.
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(Pathology) (of a wound or defect in tissue) to close or be closed by scar formation; heal
ˌcicaˈtrizant, ˌcicaˈtrisant adj
ˌcicatriˈzation, ˌcicatriˈsation n
ˈcicaˌtrizer, ˈcicaˌtriser n
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Past participle: cicatrized
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|Verb||1.||cicatrize - form a scar, after an injury; "the skin will cicatrize and it will heal soon"|
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