Cau"ter*ize (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cauterized (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Cauterizing.] [L. cauterizare, Gr. , fr. a branding iron: cf. F. caut'erised.. See cauter.]

1.

To burn or sear with a cautery or caustic.

Dunglison.

2.

To sear, as the conscience.

Jer. Taylor.

 

© Webster 1913.

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