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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cau·ter·ize /ˈkɔtəˌraɪz/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 cau·ter·ize /ˈkɔtəˌraɪz/ 及物動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cau·ter·ize v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cauterized p. pr. & vb. n. Cauterizing.]
 1. To burn or sear with a cautery or caustic.
 2. To sear, as the conscience.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: burn, sear, or freeze (tissue) using a hot iron or electric
           current or a caustic agent; "The surgeon cauterized the
           wart" [syn: cauterise, burn]
      2: make insensitive or callous; deaden feelings or morals [syn:
          callous, cauterise]