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Medical UrgencyPlay
Used in medical situations where immediate action is needed to stop bleeding. SlideAfter the accident, doctors had to cauterize his leg to prevent further blood loss.
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Pre-infection MeasurePlay
It highlights the preventative action to avoid infection following an injury. SlideTo ensure the patient's safety, the open tissue was cauterized.
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Not Always LiteralPlay
Sometimes, it's used figuratively to describe a harsh, damaging response to a problem. SlideThe government's strategy was to cauterize the corruption outbreak harshly.