laniate

transitive verb
lani·​ate | \ -ēˌāt \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of laniate

: to tear in pieces

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History and Etymology for laniate

Latin laniatus, past participle of laniare to rend, probably from lanius butcher

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“Laniate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/laniate. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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