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cicatrize

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v cicatrize form a scar, after an injury "the skin will cicatrize and it will heal soon"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Cicatrize (Med) To heal or induce the formation of a cicatrix in, as in wounded or ulcerated flesh.
    • v. i Cicatrize (Med) To heal; to have a new skin.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • cicatrize To induce the formation of a cicatrice on; heal up (a wound).
    • cicatrize To form a cicatrice in healing; skin over: as, the wound cicatrized.
    • cicatrize Also spelled cicatrise.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. cicatriser, fr. cicatrice, L. cicatrix, scar

Usage

In literature:

The rectal opening gradually cicatrized, the sac became obliterated, and the woman left the hospital well.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
His wound was entirely cicatrized.
"In Search of the Castaways" by Jules Verne
Humility is also a healing virtue; it will cicatrize a thousand wounds, which pride would keep for ever open.
"Lectures on Art" by Washington Allston
This perforation had been made during life, for the edges had commenced to cicatrize.
"A further contribution to the study of the mortuary customs of the North American Indians" by H. C. Yarrow
As a rule, however, the ulcers are purified and heal by cicatrization.
"Valere Aude" by Louis Dechmann
The wound is beginning to cicatrize, and generates laudable pus.
"The Evil Eye; Or, The Black Spector The Works of William Carleton, Volume One" by William Carleton
The wound cicatrizes and falls off from him like a dead skin, and when they would triumph, lo!
"Essays" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
The third stage, that of cicatrization, then ensues about the tenth to the twelfth day.
"Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology" by W. G. Aitchison Robertson
You would thus heal the wound, not cicatrize it.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
Near me sat a young officer in undress uniform, with a cicatrized bullet wound in his cheek.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol 2, No 6, December 1862" by Various
The Bangalas practice cicatrization to an elaborate extent.
"An African Adventure" by Isaac F. Marcosson
The wounds of the social war were scarcely cicatrized, and the peace had left the allies imperfectly satisfied.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 1 of 8" by Various
As a vulnerary, tobacco was used by the Indians, and physicians say that it promotes the cicatrization and healing of inveterate ulcers.
"The American Quarterly Review, No. 17, March 1831" by Various
No haemorrhage ensued, and the wound cicatrized.
"North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826" by Various
This Ointment is of singular Use to cleanse Ulcers; as also to mundifie, cicatrize, and consolidate all sorts of Wounds.
"The Compleat Surgeon, or the Whole Art of Surgery Explain'd in a Most Familiar Method" by Charles Gabriel Le Clerc
The wound had become cicatrized, leaving the bone in this position.
"The Frontier Angel" by Edward S. Ellis
Stricture of the pylorus and consequent dilatation of the stomach may be caused by the cicatrization of an ulcer.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 5" by Various
The marks left by this malady when cicatrized might easily be mistaken for those of inoculation.
"Narrative of the Circumnavigation of the Globe by the Austrian Frigate Novara, Volume II" by Karl Ritter von Scherzer
Indeed, the same gland may sometimes be found ulcerating at one side while cicatrization is going on at the other.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
His wounds were almost cicatrized, and he felt his strength returning.
"The White Scalper" by Gustave Aimard
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