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Meaning of LACERATE

Pronunciation:  'lasu`reyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  having edges that are jagged from injury
  2. [adj]  irregularly slashed and jagged as if torn; "lacerate leaves"
  3. [v]  cut or tear irregularly
  4. [v]  deeply hurt the feelings of; distress; "his lacerating remarks"

LACERATE is a 8 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: injured, lacerated, mangled, rough, torn
 See Also: bruise, bust, hurt, injure, offend, rupture, snap, spite, tear, wound



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Lac"er*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lacerated}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Lacerating} (?>).] [L. laceratus, p. p. of lacerare
    to lacerate, fr. lacer mangled, lacerated; cf. Gr. ? a rent,
    rending, ? to tear; perh. akin to E. slay.]
    To tear; to rend; to separate by tearing; to mangle; as, to
    lacerate the flesh. Hence: To afflict; to torture; as, to
    lacerate the heart.
  2. \Lac"er*ate\, Lacerated \Lac"er*a`ted\, p. a. [L.
    laceratus, p. p.]
    1. Rent; torn; mangled; as, a lacerated wound.
             By each other's fury lacerate         --Southey.
    2. (Bot. & Zo["o]l.) Jagged, or slashed irregularly, at the
       end, or along the edge.
Biology Dictionary
  1. To tear or cut in a ripping fashion.
  2. Describes a margin that is irregularly torn, as if lacerated.
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