Cauterize\iron

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Devil's tear

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

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Context, please!!

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

Devil's tear

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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.
 
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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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