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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Synonyms for laceration

Synonyms

gash, incision, rent, rip, slash, slit, tear

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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.

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The company has received 11 consumer complaints of lacerations as a result of this issue. Lindsey Murray, Good Housekeeping, "Why 100K Vitamix Blending Containers Have Been Recalled," 13 Aug. 2018 Paisley Hudson died Saturday from several blunt force injuries and two liver lacerations that caused bleeding in the child’s stomach, FOX59 reported, citing the Madison County coroner. Ryan Gaydos, Fox News, "Indiana mother, boyfriend charged in brutal death of toddler," 3 Aug. 2018 While the officer complained in the report of small lacerations on his face, Griggs said Lucio and Walker had markings on their bodies to prove they were attacked by the officer. Joshua Sharpe, ajc, "T.I. rails against Houston’s restaurant after actresses’ arrests from bathroom," 22 May 2018 The severity of the tears is measured in degrees, ranging from common 1st and 2nd degree (minor cuts or abrasions) to severe 3rd and 4th degree (deep lacerations to muscles and tissue). Frances F. Denny, Harper's BAZAAR, "What People Don’t Tell You About Childbirth: The Realities of Vaginal Tearing," 16 July 2018 She was discovered to have 16 fractured ribs, liver and spleen lacerations, a brain bleed and facial bruising, according to the suit. Christine Clarridge, The Seattle Times, "Washington state pays $19 million to settle abuse case that left child paralyzed and blind," 26 Oct. 2018 Vaginal tears, or perineal lacerations, are a common result of vaginal deliveries. Frances F. Denny, Harper's BAZAAR, "What People Don’t Tell You About Childbirth: The Realities of Vaginal Tearing," 16 July 2018 For instance, veterinary staff often suffer injuries such as lacerations and bites from agitated animals. Nathaniel Morris, chicagotribune.com, "Does your pooch really need Prozac?," 1 May 2018 On scene, troopers found a 30-year-old woman suffering from significant injuries and facial lacerations. Travis Andersen, BostonGlobe.com, "Man arrested in Methuen road rage incident; woman ‘covered in mud’ with face lacerations," 13 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of laceration

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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laceration

noun

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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