Examples of lacerate in a Sentence
The broken glass lacerated his feet.
The patient's hand was severely lacerated.
Recent Examples of lacerate from the Web
Police assisted the Avon Fire Department in response to a man who lacerated his hand with a table saw at 2:20 p.m. June 2.
Poyer suffered a concussion, lacerated kidney and internal bleeding after absorbing a brutal hit from Tennessee Titans Antonio Andrews during a punt return in the Titans win in Week 6.
The knives come out before hors d'oeuvres are even served at the dinner party in Cor Theatre's midwest premiere of Jordan Tannehill's lacerating meditation on loss and forgiveness.
Her throat was lacerated by the airbag inflator and a witness described her collapsing after exiting her car.
Their friend, Steven Knight, 45, of Woodbury, Tenn., died from blunt force trauma that severely lacerated his liver and spleen and broke several ribs, according to a Jefferson Parish coroner's office autopsy.
The ATV then rolled on top of him, lacerating his liver and collapsing his lung.
Since, the injury bug has devoured him in each season — cracked collarbone in 2014, lacerated kidney in 2015 and torn knee ligament in the 2016 opener.
Mirra had his spleen removed, lacerated his liver and frequently twisted his knees and sprained his ankles.
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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 centurySee Words from the same year
First Known Use of lacerate
LACERATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of lacerate for English Language Learners
: to cut or tear (someone's flesh) deeply or roughly
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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