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cicatrize

Line breaks: cica|trize
Pronunciation: /ˈsɪkətrʌɪz
 
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(also cicatrise)

Definition of cicatrize in English:

verb

(With reference to a wound) heal by scar formation: [no object]: his wound had cicatrized
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

Derivatives

cicatrization

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun

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