, -·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 cicatrizare, alteration of Late Latin cicatr&imacron;car&imacron;, to scar over, from Latin cicatr&imacron;x, cicatr&imacron;c-, cicatrix.
(third-person singular simple present cicatrizes, present participle cicatrizing, simple past and past participle cicatrized)