Alternate (chiefly British) spelling of cauterize.
(Alternate spelling: cauterise).
To burn or sear (tissue) using a hot iron or electric current or a caustic agent; SYN. burn.
1. To become destroyed by water or air; SYN. rust.
2. To cause to rust; SYN. eat, rust.
1. To become ground down or deteriorate; SYN. gnaw, gnaw at, eat at, wear away.
2. To remove soil or rock, as of wind or water; SYN. eat away, fret.
To bite or chew on with the teeth; SYN. chew, masticate, nibble.