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cicatrize Syllabification: cic·a·trize
Pronunciation: /ˈsikəˌtrīz/

Definition of cicatrize in English:


(With reference to a wound) heal by scar formation: [with object]: it was used to cicatrize certain types of wounds [no object]: his wound had cicatrized
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  • This oil appears to be one of the most effective, naturally occurring, cicatrizing agents.
  • Oil of Tamanu appears to be one of the most effective known cicatrizing agents in nature.
  • In the middle ages, pastel leaves were applied in poultice for their cicatrising virtues.


Late Middle English: from Old French cicatriser, from cicatrice 'scar' (see cicatrix).



Pronunciation: /ˌsikətrəˈzāSH(ə)n/

Words that rhyme with cicatrize

allegorize • subcategorize

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