intransitive verb-·trized·, -·triz·ing
to heal with the formation of a scar
Origin of cicatrizeMiddle English cicatrizen from Medieval Latin cicatrizare: see cicatrix
tr. & intr.v.cic·a·trized, cic·a·triz·ing, cic·a·triz·es
To heal or become healed by the formation of scar tissue.
Origin of cicatrizeMiddle English cicatrizen from Old French cicatriser from Medieval Latin cicātrizāre alteration of Late Latin cicātrīcārī to scar over from Latin cicātrīx cicātrīc- cicatrix
(third-person singular simple present cicatrizes, present participle cicatrizing, simple past and past participle cicatrized)