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lacerate

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verb lac·er·ate \ˈla-sə-ˌrāt\

Simple Definition of lacerate

  • : to cut or tear (someone's flesh) deeply or roughly

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of lacerate

lacerated

lacerating

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to tear or rend roughly :  wound jaggedly

  3. 2 :  to cause sharp mental or emotional pain to :  distress

lacerative

play \-ˌrā-tiv\ adjective

Examples of lacerate in a sentence

  1. The broken glass lacerated his feet.

  2. The patient's hand was severely lacerated.



Origin and Etymology of lacerate

Middle English, from Latin laceratus, past participle of lacerare to tear; akin to Greek lakis tear


First Known Use: 15th century


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lacerate

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adjective lac·er·ate \-rət, -ˌrāt\

Definition of lacerate

  1. 1 a :  torn jaggedly :  mangled b :  extremely harrowed or distracted

  2. 2 :  having the edges deeply and irregularly cut <a lacerate petal>



1542

First Known Use of lacerate

1542

Variants of lacerate

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lacerated

play \-ˌrā-təd\

LACERATE Defined for Kids

lacerate

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verb lac·er·ate \ˈla-sə-ˌrāt\

Definition of lacerate for Students

lacerated

lacerating

  1. :  to injure by cutting or tearing deeply or roughly <a lacerated knee>




Medical Dictionary

lacerate

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transitive verb lac·er·ate \ˈlas-ə-ˌrāt\

Medical Definition of lacerate

lacerated

;

lacerating

  1. :  to tear or rend roughly :  wound jaggedly <a lacerated spleen>




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