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 Homansky: There was no evidence of an earlier laceration. Los Angeles Times, 7 June 2021 The suspect then struck the 31-year-old in the head, causing a laceration. Paul Best, Fox News, 13 May 2021 The victim suffered a laceration to the head and was hospitalized. Marlene Lenthang, ABC News, 13 May 2021 The offended man reportedly slapped and ‚punched the man’s face, then stomped on his head, causing a laceration. cleveland, 7 May 2021 The Warriors said he was being treated for a head laceration and being checked for a possible concussion. Rusty Simmons, San Francisco Chronicle, 17 Apr. 2021 According to the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, the attacker sucker punched the man hard enough that the victim lost consciousness and suffered a head laceration that required medical treatment. Alec Snyder, CNN, 22 Mar. 2021 And in October, a 31-year-old man was bitten by a shark and suffered an 8-inch laceration on his leg in Miami Beach, NBC Miami reported. NBC News, 17 Dec. 2020 The 31-year-old woman was taken to the hospital for a laceration to the head. Wilson Wong, NBC News, 5 May 2021

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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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10 Jun 2021

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“Laceration.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/laceration. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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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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