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lacerate


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lacerate  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lacerate  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lacerate 
  adj  1:  irregularly  slashed  and  jagged  as  if  torn;  "lacerate  leaves" 
  2:  having  edges  that  are  jagged  from  injury  [syn:  {lacerated}, 
  {mangled},  {torn}] 
  v  :  cut  or  tear  irregularly 




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