laceration

noun lac·er·a·tion \ ˌla-sə-ˈrā-shən \
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of laceration

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

Examples of laceration in a Sentence

  1. She suffered lacerations on her legs.

  2. The broken glass caused severe laceration of his feet.

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First Known Use of laceration

1598

laceration Synonyms


LACERATION Defined for English Language Learners

laceration

noun

Definition of laceration for English Language Learners

  • : a deep cut or tear of the flesh

  • : the act of cutting or tearing flesh


LACERATION Defined for Kids

laceration

noun lac·er·a·tion \ ˌla-sə-ˈrā-shən \

Definition of laceration for Students

:a deep or jagged cut or tear of the flesh

Medical Dictionary

laceration

noun lac·er·a·tion \ ˌlas-ə-ˈrā-shən \

medical Definition of laceration

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


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