Simple Definition of lacerate
: to cut or tear (someone's flesh) deeply or roughly
Examples of lacerate in a sentence
The broken glass lacerated his feet.
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
First Known Use of lacerate
Variants of lacerate
LACERATE Defined for Kids
Definition of lacerate for Students
: to injure by cutting or tearing deeply or roughly <a lacerated knee>
Medical Definition of lacerate
: to tear or rend roughly : wound jaggedly <a lacerated spleen>
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