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Aug 30, 2011
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recondite
cicatrize
perspicuous
refulgent
plenary

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with Anu Garg

cicatrize

PRONUNCIATION:
(SIK-uh-tryz)

MEANING:
verb, tr., intr.: To heal or become healed by forming a scar.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin cicatrizare (to form a scar), from cicatrix (scar). Earliest documented use: 1563.

USAGE:
"Let's make the Katyn wound finally heal and cicatrize."
Lech Kaczynski; Seventy Years On, It is Time the Wounds of Katyn Were Healed; The Independent (London, UK); Apr 13, 2010.

See more usage examples of cicatrize in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much of life. So aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something. -Henry David Thoreau, naturalist and author (1817-1862)

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