1. cautery, cauterant, instrument

usage: an instrument or substance used to destroy tissue for medical reasons (eg removal of a wart) by burning it with a hot iron or an electric current or a caustic or by freezing it

2. cautery, cauterization, cauterisation, operation, surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process

usage: the act of coagulating blood and destroying tissue with a hot iron or caustic agent or by freezing

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