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 woman suffered a broken leg and lacerations to her face that required stitches, while the man required surgery for a broken leg, three broken ribs, a fractured spine and internal bleeding. Nick Woltman, Twin Cities, "Eagan man drove SUV into Starbucks after consuming ‘one bottle of Fireball,’ charges say," 21 Aug. 2019 On Facebook, Elisa wrote that her husband was transported to a hospital where the puncture wounds and lacerations on his hands and arms were treated. Allyson Chiu, Anchorage Daily News, "‘Like ... a horror movie’: Camper saves family from wolf attack in Canada’s Banff National Park," 14 Aug. 2019 On Facebook, Elisa wrote that her husband was transported to a hospital where the puncture wounds and lacerations on his hands and arms were treated. The Washington Post, oregonlive.com, "Man saves N.J. family of 4 from savage wolf attack in Canada," 14 Aug. 2019 The relentless self-laceration lets up only occasionally. Mark Richardson, WSJ, "‘Purple Mountains’ Review: A Poet of Comic Desperation," 10 July 2019 The body had what appeared to be lacerations and puncture wounds, deputies said. Julian Gill, Houston Chronicle, "Dead man found with lacerations, puncture wounds in front of north Harris County home," 20 June 2019 The woman, 22, had lacerations to her neck and face, police said. Katherine Rosenberg-douglas, chicagotribune.com, "Woman in critical condition after found near DePaul, her face and neck slashed," 18 July 2019 Two of the lacerations developed into infections that required antibiotics, the suit alleges. oregonlive.com, "$4.5 million lawsuit alleges abuse of developmentally disabled man at state-licensed group home," 11 Aug. 2019 In total, 836 foot lacerations were treated by Abruzzi and his team, as more and more festivalgoers opted for bare feet rather than muddy, soaked shoes. Currie Engel, Time, "People Were Born and Died at Woodstock. Here Are Their Stories," 9 Aug. 2019

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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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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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