2743. kautériazó
Strong's Concordance
kautériazó: sear with a hot iron.
Original Word: καυτηριάζω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: kautériazó
Phonetic Spelling: (kow-tay-ree-ad'-zo)
Definition: sear with a hot iron
Usage: I cauterize, burn with a hot iron; hence met: I sear.
HELPS Word-studies

2743 kautēriázō (from 2545 /kaíō, "burn") – properly, brand (sear) with a red-hot iron; (figuratively) cauterized, which destroys the "spiritual nerve-endings."

2743 /kautēriázō ("seared") is used only in 1 Tim 4:2: "By means of the hypocrisy of liars seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron (2743 /kautēriázō)" (NASU).

[2743 (kautēriázō) literally referred to branding a person with a red-hot iron which sears the flesh and deadens (numbs) the nerves. After this, the person no longer feels obvious impulses (pleasure or pain).]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
variant reading for kaustériazó, q.v.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2743: καυστηριάζω

καυστηριάζω: perfect passive participle κεκαυστηριασμενος, to burn in with a branding iron (τά ἵππους λύκον, a figure of a wolf Strabo 5, 1, 9, p. 215): 1 Timothy 4:2, Lachmann's stereotyped edition, T Tr WH on which passage see καυτηριάζω. (Not found elsewhere.)

STRONGS NT 2743: καυτηριάζωκαυτηριάζω: (καυτήριον ((cf. καίω)) a branding-iron); to mark by branding, to brand: (perfect passive participle) κεκαυτηριάσμενοι τήν ἰδίαν συνείδησιν, i. e. κεκαυτηριασμενην ἔχοντες τήν ἰδίαν συνείδησιν (cf. Winers Grammar, 230 (216)) (cf. ἀκταφθείρω) (branded in their own conscience i. e.) whose souls are branded with the marks of sin, i. e. who carry about with them the perpetual consciousness of sin, 1 Timothy 4:2 R G L, the major edition, see καυστηριάζω; (some (cf. R. V. marginal reading) would give it here the sense of seared, cf. Ephesians 4:19). (In Hippocrates in a medical sense, to cauterize, remove by cautery).)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
sear with a hot iron.

From a derivative of kaio; to brand ("cauterize"), i.e. (by implication) to render unsensitive (figuratively) -- sear with a hot iron.

see GREEK kaio

Forms and Transliterations
κεκαυστηριασμενων κεκαυστηριασμένων κεκαυτηριασμένων kekausteriasmenon kekausteriasménon kekaustēriasmenōn kekaustēriasménōn
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Englishman's Concordance
1 Timothy 4:2 V-RPM/P-GMP
GRK: ὑποκρίσει ψευδολόγων κεκαυστηριασμένων τὴν ἰδίαν
KJV: conscience seared with a hot iron;
INT: hypocrisy of speakers of lies having been seared the own

Strong's Greek 2743
1 Occurrence

κεκαυστηριασμένων — 1 Occ.

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