- to heal a wound through scarring
Etymology: From Old French cicatriser (French cicatriser), from Latin cicatrix "scar".
- 1923: But hardly had I accused myself of the theft, when my arm was seized and my right hand cut off. When the stump was dipped in boiling oil to the wound, I fell down in a faint. " The Thousand Nights and One Night, tr. Powys Mathers
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