laceration

noun
lac·​er·​a·​tion | \ ˌla-sə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce laceration (audio) \

Definition of laceration

1 : the act of lacerating
2 : a torn and ragged wound

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Examples of laceration in a Sentence

She suffered lacerations on her legs. The broken glass caused severe laceration of his feet.
Recent Examples on the Web One protester was left with minor bruises on their forearms, the affidavit states, the other was left unconscious with a laceration on their head, but Bennett fled the area, according to the affidavit. Brooke Kemp, The Indianapolis Star, "Driver who allegedly struck, injured 2 protesters charged," 10 July 2020 One officer was hit in the head with an object and suffered a small laceration and swelling, police said. Fox News, "Hundreds ‘ambush’ Tampa police responding to report of shots fired, 2 officers injured, chief says," 23 June 2020 Bellevue's attorney said he was taken to St. John's Hospital, where he was treated for a laceration on his head and released. CBS News, "NYPD officer suspended hours after video shows "apparent chokehold" on suspect," 22 June 2020 Bellevue's attorney, Lori Zeno, told CBS News that he was taken to St. John's Hospital where he was treated for a laceration on his head. Steve Helling, PEOPLE.com, "NYPD Officer Suspended After 'Disturbing Apparent Chokehold'," 22 June 2020 According to Bellevue's attorney, he was taken to St. John's Hospital shortly after and was treated for a laceration on his head. Asia Ewart, refinery29.com, "NYPD Officer Suspended For Using A Chokehold Was Once Charged With Beating A 16-Year-Old," 22 June 2020 Bellevue suffered a laceration and was taken to a nearby hospital, the source said,. CNN, "NYPD officer in 'disturbing apparent chokehold incident' had previous civilian complaint cases on his record," 22 June 2020 According to the station, troopers pronounced Gallagher dead at the scene and took Harris to a hospital for treatment of a superficial scratch to the front of her neck, a laceration on her wrist and a bruise on her thigh. Fox News, "Pennsylvania woman accused of cutting another woman's windpipe after 'windpipe location' internet search," 13 June 2020 Gugino, who suffered a laceration and a possible concussion from the fall last week, is in serious but not critical condition and is still in the hospital. Mike Brest, Washington Examiner, "'Freaking awful': OANN in turmoil after Trump cites report to claim injured Buffalo protester could be 'antifa provocateur'," 9 June 2020

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First Known Use of laceration

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of laceration was in 1598

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15 Jul 2020

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“Laceration.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/laceration. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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laceration

noun
How to pronounce laceration (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of laceration

: a deep cut or tear of the flesh
: the act of cutting or tearing flesh

laceration

noun
lac·​er·​a·​tion | \ ˌla-sə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce laceration (audio) \

Kids Definition of laceration

: a deep or jagged cut or tear of the flesh

laceration

noun
lac·​er·​a·​tion | \ ˌlas-ə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce laceration (audio) \

Medical Definition of laceration

1 : the act of lacerating
2 : a torn and ragged wound

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