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  1. Devil's tear's Avatar

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    Cauterize\iron

    What is the difference between:
    To cauterize and to iron?

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    Re: Cauterize\iron

    Context, please!!

    Cauterize means to burn away; iron (verb or noun?)

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    Re: Cauterize\iron

    Quote Originally Posted by susiedqq View Post
    Context, please!!

    Cauterize means to burn away; iron (verb or noun?)
    Hi. I mean verb. I wrote ''to'' before iron!!

    I have to iron my clothes.
    I have to Cauterize my clothes.
    Can I say: He cauterizes my heart? I guess I can't use iron in such sentences.
    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by Devil's tear; 09-Apr-2008 at 03:42.

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    Re: Cauterize\iron

    You would never say you have to cauterize your clothes. You usually talk about cauterizing things so they don't bleed. If you said you had to cauterize your heart, I would think you were speaking metaphorically about making sure your heart could not be hurt again.

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